Fcklty of Controlled Kaos 2015 opens Friday 2 October 6-8pm

Messametito presents Fcklty of Controlled Kaos 2015

Opening night Friday 2 October
Open 11am - 5pm Friday - Saturday 3 - 11 October.

Fcklty of Controlled Kaos 2015 is an extension of work that began last year, as a group of scientist were put together to explore a theory about sound. Each scientist was in agreement that the theory made sense. The scientists wrote reports as to why and how the theory could or could not be shown. The idea of a Fcklty (as pronounced by Polish science types) is that like-minded people come together to research and inquire about the same subject matter. 

Yet, more often than not, the people within a faculty will be looking at the subject form various viewpoints. It is with this idea we would like to investigate various artists working within sound, by creating a faculty we are able to learn, teach and engage with each other. This faculty will still be manned by the science types that were there from the beginning and I hope to add some more. Artists working in sound do not engage with scientists or mathematicians and engineers very often. And often these science types do not engage with the arts. By creating a large reaching faculty we the artists get the benefit of discussing ideas with scientists and scientists get the benefits of discussing creative ideas with artists. Controlled= science, kaos= art. Ideally this show is a place where the artists get to meet and engage with others working within their field. We hope that these shows will help to nourish new ideas, contacts and an environment of learning and fun. Strangely enough- when you invite scientist to play- art actually becomes more absurd. This work is an experiment and as such we will continue to learn via trial and error - a fundamental tool used in science to solve problems. “Experimental research is a systematic and scientific approach to the scientific method where the scientist manipulates variables.” Or is this Art?
follow via facebook: A faculty is an area where many people converge that look at the same subject matter, however often research it in a multitude of ways. This show highlights many different emerging artists using the subject of sound as a starting point. Through the study of sound, artists often engage in scientific and language studies, as well as musical history and hybridity. By using sound the artist often marries the arts and sciences back together in a submersive and interactive way that is experienced by each viewer individually. 

In a world where creativity has often left the science arena artists pick up the reins again. Join us to investigate the wonderous works by Frankie Chow, Gucci Hummus Wayne, Laura Hunt, Jannah Quill, Liam Crowley, Jeffrey Wood, Bronwen Williams and more

Jenny Alaca will perform  'Destroying 88 Metres'. image credit: Interlude Gallery
Jeffrey Wood
sonic feedback sculpture using miniature no-input woofers


The Immaterial opens on Friday 11 September 6-8pm

Video works and object relations.

Kiri Mitchel, Rebecca Agnew, Joe Worley, Phoebe Thompson, The Yellow Men.
Curated by Michele Beevors

Video is a compromised word.  To describe the work in this exhibition as video is misrepresentative. Video tape has been outmoded and replaced by the digital and yet it seems to describe the work produced by these New Zealand artists better than digital video and computer generated imagery (CGI) associations with wiz bang technology and multimillion dollar effects.  These works sit more easily with the concreteness, the thingness of video tape.  Here the material world of toffee, rubber gloves, hair, and architecture to examine the relationships we as humans have to objects rendered present through the video camera and projector.  
The artists in this exhibition have all graduated at some point from the Sculpture Department at Dunedin School of Art. This perspective of literally thinking through the implications of the relationship of film to object have developed as a direct result of the programme and result in works rendered through Claymation, performance and architecture.


Triangulation 2 opens Friday 21 August at 6-8pm

A collaborative project by Julie Brooke & Susan Buret

Opening Friday 21 August 6-8pm
Open 11am - 5pm Friday - Sunday 22 Aug - 6 Sept 
Artists' talks - 3 pm on Sunday 6 September

Triangulation refers to a dialogue between Brooke and Buret that concerns not only the geometric forms with which they
work, but also the mathematical process of using two fixed points to determine a new, unknown value.  Working two
hundred kilometers apart, this dialogue often takes the form of intuitive responses to ideas expressed in emails
and conversations,  as well looking at and responding to works in progress.

In the summer of 2014 Brooke and Buret both began making work using the colours and forms of butterflies.  
Brooke’s paintings arose from a collaboration with applied mathematicians who analyse complex structures inside
 butterfly wing scales, while Buret’s work was informed by her observations of Blue Jewel butterflies,
Hypochrysops delicia, in her garden.  Using the shared visual language of grids and geometric forms, Brooke and Buret
 explore the possibilities of tapestry, painting and modular constructions to establish the third point of the triangle.

Julie Brooke Minimal Surface Gouache, pencil and acrylic on board, 30 x 30 cm 
Susan Buret Floored, 2014, acrylic on ply, 480 x 350 x 12 cm approx.
Julie Brooke Entangled Labyrinth Gouache and pencil on paper, 24  x 24 cm
Susan Buret  Monarch, 2015, flashe vinyl on mdf, 65 x 130 cm approx     

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THE MOTOR SHOW opens Friday 31st July, 6-8pm

Open 11am - 5pm Sat 1st August to Sunday 16th August

Coordinated by Linden Braye, Sue Callanan and Emma Wise

Artists: Tania Alexander, Linden Braye, Sue Callanan, Sach Catts, Janine Clark, Steven Fasan, Ursula Frederick, Justin Henderson, Noelene Lucas, Mad Mick, Brenton Alexander Smith, Anke Stäcker, David Watson, and Emma Wise.

The Sydney Motor Show isn’t on this year so come to The Motor Show 2015 instead!

The show draws inspiration from its site – a former car repair workshop located amongst the car yards of Parramatta Road – and, taking the car as its point of departure, travels through nostalgia, the materiality of the motor, the crash, and the symbolic realm of the automobile.

Works range from installation and video to performance, sound and photography. At least two actual cars will be in the show, including a vintage Cord (and knowledgeable owner).
view from Mad Mick's The Rolling Sculpture. Photo Emma Wise
David Watson ACTION #1  Victoria Road, Rozelle  2015
Anke Stäcker When Nancy Comes to Town 2015

Janine Clark 2001:524 2015 (Light, sound, shadows, windscreen, maps)

Brenton Alexander Smith Undead Appliance (2015) video, 5:33
Justin Henderson agent bland 2013

Sach Catts Experimental Reading: On the [Ropes] (2015)

Mad Mick The Rolling Sculpture 1937-2015 - photo by Sue Callanan

Emma Wise On the Road: A Recollective (Australia and Papua New Guinea) 2015

Steven Fasan SENSO TITOLO 7/2015.

Sue Callanan Recall 2015

Noelene Lucas Leaving  Leaving  9 minutes SD video  (1999/2015)

U.K. Frederick  Parkville Motor Company  (2012)  4.20 min HD video

Tania Alexander Avtomekhanik II, hand-stitched felt, installation