Archive for May, 2009

Violent Relaxation or Dynamical Friction?


We are a few days out from a showing of Void Love, and emerging from a blur of editing suites, format wrangling, insomnia, swine flu, midnight carpark adventures and the usual panic about whether the art is good enough.

The video art, web art, sound art, text art, astronomy art, Kamahl art and music are all finally comingling in the one art. Working across this many genres certainly has its own challenges, not the least of which (logistics aside) is allowing enough Space.

Still struggling with making too many astronomy dad jokes.

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Posted: May 28th, 2009
at 1:29am by admin

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Bang the Big Camry.


Our attempt at simulating the Big Bang.

We can’t work the supercomputers, so instead we went to  a vacant lot in Broadmeadows. with Jonnie Leahy’s Mums 1994 Toyota Camry painted a hostile shade of pink known as Kathleens Ribbon.

8 people dressed in Zapatista style masks, goggles, helmets and gloves armed with golf clubs, sledge hammers, bricks. Destroyed the Camry, bashed, smashed, hit the Camry and then festooned it solemly with ribbon.

The Lord of the Flies glorious  excitement that comes from violence. The wooping simple heaven of destruction.

It went from a suburban shopping mall image to a war zone. From David Willimson to Antigone.

Can the work go beyond merely representing science. Maybe if the metaphor is complex or subtle enough. I’m not sure if the Camry will achieve this, whether the resonance of meaning will be too simple or too obscure. Which simply means I’ve spent too long thinking about it.

Regardless I feel it was a worthwhile and blood thirsty experiment.

Posted: May 17th, 2009
at 7:16pm by admin

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