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ARTSIDER opening event Friday 18 July 6-8pm with Dorit Goldman, Janine Bailey, Melissa Maree, curated by Libby Elisabeth Warren

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

The Artsider collective 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.  

Janine Bailey confession 2014
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 artist's 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.  ROOMSHEET

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”.

Drawing on ideas and theories explored by Ariella Azulay, an Israeli theorist, in the fifth chapter of her book: the civil contract of photography argues about the importance of representation of the female body within misconduct, within the contemporary art world. She said, in the contemporary world there is an over flood of images but hardly any in that context.

“Public” and “private” are a big issue within the debates of gender politics.
 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.
Throughout my work I find my self often testing borders and personal space, finding within this grey areas of space often overlooked. It is these in between areas that I take inspiration for my own work.
It is this space that often becomes “MySpace” for creativity.  I find refuge with in my own installations.  

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, 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.

Maree's work investigates the liminal space between static and active art objects and the practice of creation and destruction in the everydayness of her art.