Flux_Chongqing [Project Anywhere]

Flux is a pop up exhibition (and app) organised by a group of artists from Sydney collaborating in mad.lab. This exhibition is part of a proposed initiative which creates a platform for citizens to transform abandoned spaces within the city for creative uses.

This exhibition models, showcases and documents the Flux concept as an event that could occur within Chongqing’s abandoned spaces.

This project brings together contributions from artists and designers from Sydney, Chongqing, and the UK. mad.lab also links to our ongoing project “The Grid” for Project Anywhere in that it is situated in the Chinese megacity Chongqing.

Eliza McDonnell (Jewellery) 饰品
Collaboration with XuXian Jewellery
与许仙珠宝的合作 =
“Ephemeral City”- A hand crafted jewellery collection using found objects to
eternalise moments of a city that is in a state of constant transition.
短命的城市” -是一个手工制作的珠宝首饰收藏系列,通过使用发现的对象来记录 一个处于恒定过渡状态的城市的永久性一刻。

Loc Nguyen (Video Work) 视频工作
Loc Nguyen is a media artist from Sydney who is interested in the relationship
between human bodies and machines. His video-sound installations explore the queer
cyborg body and the grotesque yet sexual relationship the organic has with the
synthetic.
Loc Nguyen是一位来自悉尼的媒体艺术家, 他对人体和机器之间的关系感兴趣。他的视频音响装置探索的是奇怪的义体和怪诞但具有性关系的有机合成。

Aston Creus (Mixed Media) 混合介质
Aston Creus is an emerging studio artist based between Sydney and Tokyo. His
practice often involves both physical and digital sculptural forms, and the
appropriation of manufacturing processes on an intimate scale. The works are
informed by the intense pressure and collapse created by commercialisation.
Aston Creus是一个介于悉尼和东京的新兴的工作室艺术家。他的实践经常涉及物理和数字雕塑的形式, 以及在亲密的规模制造过程中借用工业生产工序。这项工程是由商业化带来的巨大压力和崩溃所启发得到的。

Jono Bolitho (Video Projection) 视频投影

Joe Beedles (Sound artist)

A Lack of Chairs

A Lack of Chairs
Documents, Alternatives
BSAD, 2018

This video is based on a chance encounter of three sonic assemblages; each of these entities seeks continuity but originates from a disparate place. Originally, the sonic linked themselves together through time, meeting each other through random actions, some of which only will only occur once. These entities have been sourced and gathered from various situations located from London to Sydney, and in this incarnation, are meeting together in a middle ground; the situated context of the video. This ‘meeting’ is a reflection on the working methods of both practitioners.

This video is part of the Documents, Alternatives #3 exhibition curated by Ang Bartram at B-Side Gallery (Bath Spa University): 20 April-11 May 2018.

For more information about this work and the exhibition and symposium check out our previous post on this event.

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Documents, Alternatives: a symposium of artistic process and practice

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Annie Morrad will be performing a live improvisation at the upcoming Documents, Alternatives Symposium at Bath School of Art and Design on Fri, April 20, 2018. Annie will be accompanied by a video by Ian McArthur. This is a prelude to our work “A Lack of Chairs” which is featured in the Documents, Alternatives exhibition at B-Side Gallery (Bath Spa University): 20 April-11 May 2018.

‘Documents, Alternatives (#3)’ is an exhibition that includes time-based works that rely on performative process and created experience, which aims to resolve this issue by making the document and artwork reflexive.

Documents, Alternatives is curated by Angela Bartram and develops the curatorial concerns initiated within The Alternative Document, 2016, an exhibition and symposium staged at ProjectSpacePlus, Lincoln, 2015. Documents, Alternatives has been unfolding over a series of exhibitions and symposia at Airspace Gallery (Stoke on Trent): 17 November – 16 December 2017; Verge Gallery, Sydney, 18 January – 24 February); B-Side Gallery (Bath Spa University): 20 April – 11 May 2018; ONCA Gallery (Brighton) as part of Brighton Digital Festival: 21 September – 8 October 2018.

Symposium Description

The documentation of ephemeral artwork, works made to be transient, changeable and un-fixed, is often problematic for the intent and premise of creation as it aligns itself with a particular moment, place and viewpoint in time. Lens-based methods are mostly relied upon to communicate actuality and happening and to fix the un-fixed memory of the artwork, and this is part of that problem. Effectively, this type of documentary device works in opposition to the concept of the artwork, cementing into a fragmentary history when all it wants is to be fleeting in its temporality. The lens-made recording tends to generalise vision and, by extension, it does not fully communicate the experience of ‘being there’ and present. This is problematic for artwork whose very premise is to be transient and time-based, and for which direct experience is a priority.

‘Documents, Alternatives (#3)’ is an exhibition that includes time-based works that rely on performative process and created experience, which aims to resolve this issue by making the document and artwork reflexive. In doing this it acknowledges their need for change so that they remain continuous and in process through staging a practical and thought provoking visual discussion. The symposium accompanies this exhibition at BSAD, and acts in response to process with artistic practice and the experience of the artwork. It situates a series of opportunities for the experience of process through a structure of colloquialism adjacent to the exhibition, to open the nature of artistic process to critical debate. To enable a dialogue about process (as that exhibited and that discussed) informed by both academic and creative domains, symposium speakers are the artists with work in the accompanying exhibition.

The opening of the exhibition follows the symposium, to which delegates are warmly invited.