From Friday July 18 to Sunday 27th July 2014 Articulate is hosting two interesting shows. In the main gallery space is Artsider curated by Elisabeth Warren, and comprises 3 artists from Sydney College of the Arts – Dorit Goldman, Janine Bailey, Melissa Maree. Through the period of the show they will be in the space altering, moving, making and works. See below for more details and images from the show.
Meanwhile at ArticulateUpstairs (yes up the stairs), artist Veronica Habib’s video work Reciprocity, running 19 July to 3 August, is an interestingly installed series of video works in which the artist, in some very public places such as Martin Place, repeatedly gets in and out of increasingly odd pieces of clothing as passers-by bustle around her oblivious.
Artsider at Articulate project space, Leichhardt
Artsider is a group of artists whose spatial and performative work implies a mix of chaos, action and methodical control.
Artsider presents the backstage of the artistic process and practice. It will create temporal artefacts and spaces that change, evolve and mutate for the duration of its space inhabitancy. It aims to eliminate the disconnection of artists and their process from the work they do, and to re-establish the art object as artist and orchestrator of space.
Each day the artists will come to work 9-5 for the duration of their inhabitancy of Articulate project space. Their labour will be documented and next day that documentation will be projected to contrast existing and past space-time. Artsider’s project is to investigate the liminal space between live and documented performance, static and active art objects, creation and destruction so as to explore the labour that artists invest in artwork.
Open 11am – 5pm Friday July 18 – Sunday 27th July 2014+
Opening event Friday 18 July 6-8pm
Artsider artists Dorit Goldman, Janine Bailey, Melissa Maree
Curator Libby Elisabeth Warren
See more at http://articulate497.blogspot.com.au/ as the exhibition unfolds
Dorit Goldman, The 14th Room, 2013
I present to you a very spatial case: It is the imagination that lets me express these opposing ideas. It promotes and refers to the idea that the camera as surveillance, is a form of mainly psychological control, “I see you, but you see me not”.
My work was done immediately after my visit to the Kaldor Public Arts Projects: 13 Rooms (2013). I was interested in the publics and viewers interaction /experience with in what I named ‘The 14th room’: that is the main hall was in itself another room. it is outside the small white “Alice in Wonderland” cubes, but still within the construction of the architectural space and viewers domain.
Network (2014) and Confession (2014) are two interactive sculptures that encourage the audience to perform the basic actions of talking, looking, listening, and standing. Built around the central idea that architecture and space effects the way we communicate, basic materials such as plywood, PVC drainage pipe and recycled advertising banners were repurposed to reflect the artist’s ideas.
Using GPS technology to document the artists experience whilst paddling on Sydney waters and walking throughout the five major sites of the 19th Biennale Sydney, the artist developed a series of monoprints, drawings and sculptures. The sculptures provide the viewer with an opportunity to disassemble and reassemble the work and in so doing create new sculptures.
See more at Janine’s website: www.janinebaileyartist.com
Melissa Maree (b.1994, Australia, Sydney) is a mix-media/cross-disciplinary artist integrating painting, drawing, photographic collage, sculpture, textile/fibre, designed object as a collection of time-based process works/series. Maree’s subject interest of the Anatomy (inside worlds) and cityscape (outside worlds) correlates with her treatment of objects as an evolving process, as she destroys and recreates her own artworks.
Through a utilitarian modus operandi, Melissa Maree uses recycled, cheap and accessible materials and repurposes everyday materials: cigarette boxes, glass bottles, cardboard, paper, tic tac boxes and even her own artworks.