28.10.13

Project Ice Land Lapland opens Friday 1 November at 6-8pm


Project Ice Land Lapland opens Friday 1 November at 6 - 8 pm, and is open 2 - 10 November Friday - Sunday 11am - 5pm. Artist's Talks will be held on Saturday 2 November from 2pm. 

Project Ice Land Lapland presents new installation works by Virginia Hilyard and Fiona Kemp.  In exploring the inherent physical properties of Articulate project space, Hilyard and Kemp employ live audio, field recordings and photography to render landscape through sound and memory.
Hilyard's Ice Sound, a sculptural system using block ice, resonant steel drums and specialist microphones, investigates the physical, sonic and poetic qualities of icemelt and notions of disappearance and loss. Hilyard’s Ice Sound has come out of a recent research trip to the western glacial region of Iceland where she joined sound recordist Chris Watson and sound artist and composer Jez riley French on a wildlife field recording expedition. Expanding the definition of ‘wildlife’ to include the unheard in the landscape, Hilyard’s field recordings included the steel guys that anchor the tallest structure in Europe – the longwave radio mast at Hellisandur.
Lapland continues Kemp's investigation into objects, images and repetitive practices that resonate memory. Lapland draws on a personal archive of public pool photographs - pools that she has swum laps in over the past two decades. This site specific work takes advantage of the length of Articulate project space by mimicking the lane marking found at the bottom of a 25 metre lap lane pool.

                                              Image for ICE SOUND courtesy of Fergus Kelly.


22.10.13

Out of Site - last weekend coming up

Out of Site closes on Sunday 27 October at 5pm.

Opening Hours: Friday - Saturday 11am - 5pm.


The idea of landscape is an enigmatic one in Australian culture, integral to how we engage with our mode of being in the world. The ideological significance of  the landscape in Australia’s highly urbanised culture and sparsely inhabited continent is striking. Artists continue to grapple with ideas of landscape—a place where nature and culture contend and combine in our history. A conceptual investigation of landscape was the starting point for this exhibition, with the artists drawing on embodied experience in a particular place and time, and considering the displaced presentation of this experience into the gallery space. Conversations around the work continue to consider the significance of the landscape to an experience of being in and out of Australia. These conversations have been highlighted by the current ‘Australia’ survey exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London, based on landscape as inextricable from ideas of Australian art, culture and identity. The parochial reviews since the opening add another layer to the ideas considered in this show, allowing us to see in from outside, across the gulf between Australia and the so-called ‘mother country’. One thing these reviews do is they allow us to imaginatively place ourselves outside of Australia. Then again on return, we are struck by its physicality, the landscape representing an idea of place; constantly redefining difference, distance and identity. Hayley Megan French



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