31.7.17

Ink of Light opens Friday 4 August 6-8pm

Open Fri - Sun 11am - 5pm, 5 - 20 August 2017

Ink of Light Launch Saturday 5 August 2 pm 

Ink of Light will be launched by:
Ms Nazanin Marashian, Founder of Iranian Women Visual Artists Collective Australia (IWVAC)
Please rsvp to inkoflightcollective@gmail.com by 2 August 

Public program - details below
MEDIA RELEASE


Ink of Light is a collective of artists including Negin Chahoud, Shadi Eshragi Mehrzad Mumtahan, Kath Podger and Monir Rowshan, who are staging an exhibition as a personal response to experience of persecution. The collective aims to use their art to highlight human rights abuses in Iran against a group of seven ordinary individuals (The Yaran), arrested simply because of their role as members of the adhoc leadership group for the Baha'i community and their beliefs as Baha'is—beliefs which the artists share.

To honour the lives, and draw attention to the imprisonment of these law-abiding citizens, the collective proposes to create art works that engage with the project space as well as with the viewers/audience. This will be done through creating spaces in which the works of each artist would tell a unique story where the viewers could stand or sit silently and engage or converse with the works. The project also includes the interactive, collaborative and onsite creation of art, performance art, storytelling and musical performances. 





Public Program for Ink of Light exhibition:

Sunday 6 August  from 2-3.30 PM        
In conversation with artists Shadi Eshragi and Mehrzad Mumtahan

Response to timelessness

Shadi Eshragi
Shadi Eshragi’s work is based around the themes of physical confinement, inner strength and spiritual freedom.  Her work explores the dignity and nobility of the prisoners and their peaceful response to their prolonged incarceration. This is a child friendly programme with a some drawing activities for children and parents based on some of Shadi’s works in the exhibition.
Performance art by a child- Ava Eshragi

    Tea with Mehrzad

Mehrzad Mumtahan
Mehrzad  Mumtahan’s  work aims to put a human face on otherwise forgotten family members of the prisoners, their separation and longing to be with their loved ones, the lost years and deprivation of being in each other's company, missing the simple joys of life, like having tea with a sibling. He invites the viewer to have a deeper understanding and a more personal experience by seeing the hidden faces of other victims of this injustice who are the prisoners on the outside, by looking into their eyes and feeling their pain, imagining their sorrow for a moment.
The subject matter of his works "Tea with Behrouz” and "Look at me"  is the brother of one of the prisoners Amin Tavakoli. On this day Mehrzad will talk about his work over a cup of tea and answers questions.

Saturday 12 August from 2-3 pm

           Perfume of the poetry

Poetry performance by James Evans read from the book “Prison Poems”
Poems from Prison Book written by Mahvash Sabet whilst in prison (one of the seven prisoners). Prison Poems is adapted from the original Persian language (by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani)

Musical Calligraphy by Persian classical musicians

Reza Karami - Ney (an ancient wind instrument similar closest to the sound of a human being)
Ardalan Esfaniary - Santour (An ancient string instrument)
Pedram Ramin Pour - Daf (A powerful hand held drum used in Persian and Kurdish music)
Sahand Merkhavari - Tombak   (A small hand held drum used in Persian music)

Saturday 19 August from 2-3 pm

The anguish of love
In conversation with Negin Chahoud, Kath Podger and Monir Rowshan


Artists Negin Chahoud, Kath Podger and Monir Rowshan will speak about the making of their works and their personal connection to the concepts used in the exhibition.


Kath Podger Concentric Circles


Kath Podger Pilgrimage

Negin Chahoud 

Negin Chahoud yellow brick road 

Shadi Eshraghi Bird in Captivity

Shadi Eshragi Butterflies in Captivity 2017

Shadi Eshragi Fish in Captivity 2017 

22.7.17

SPLINTSTALLATION OPEN REHEARSAL TODAY

Open 11am - 5pm Friday - Sunday till 30 July
Finissage concert - Sunday 30 July 6-8pm - FREE
come along for a unique deep-listening sound art experience

Splinters involved in this project include Prue Fuller, Laura Altman, Mel Herbert, Bonnie Stewart, Andrew Fedorovitch, Jim Denley, Cor Fuhler, Peter Farrar, Solly Frank, Mimi KindShota Matsumura, Axel Powrie, Tony Osborne, Sonya Holowell, Rhys Mottley,  Luiz Gabriel Gubeissi, Adam Gottlieb, Alexandra Spence, Weizen Ho, Jack Stoneham, Charlie Sunborn, Marco Cheng, Hannah Kim and Ruby Everett. 







This project is supported by funding by the Inner West Council

21.7.17

SPLINTSTALLATION OPENED TONIGHT

Open 11am-5pm  Friday - Sunday till Sunday 30 July
Open rehearsal Saturday 22 July 3pm
Final concert Sunday 30 July 6-8pm


Splinters involved in Splintstallation include Prue Fuller, Laura Altman, Mel Herbert, Bonnie Stewart, Andrew Fedorovitch, Jim Denley, Cor Fuhler, Peter Farrar, Solly Frank, Mimi KindShota Matsumura, Axel Powrie, Tony Osborne, Sonya Holowell, Rhys Mottley,  Luiz Gabriel Gubeissi, Adam Gottlieb, Alexandra Spence, Weizen Ho, Jack Stoneham, Charlie Sunborn, Marco Cheng, Hannah Kim, Ruby Everett.  


This project is supported by funding from the Inner West Council



16.7.17

Splintstallation opens Friday 21 July 6-8pm

Opening Friday 21 July 6-8pm
Open 11am - 5pm Friday to Sunday 22 -30 July
Artists talks and performances - times to come

Splintstallation is a sound-based, site-specific project designed especially for Articulate's project space by the Splinter Orchestra.



The Splinter Orchestra is a large-scale ensemble working in improvised experimental sound and music, and that is developing its current interest in sound installations. Splinters involved in this project include Prue Fuller, Laura Altman, Mel Herbert , Bonnie Stewart, Andrew Fedorovitch, Jim Denley, Cor Fuhler, Peter Farrar, Solly Frank, Mimi KindShota Matsumura, Axel Powrie, Tony Osborne, Sonya Holowell, Rhys Mottley,  Luiz Gabriel Gubeissi, Adam Gottlieb, Alex Spence, Weizen Ho, Jack Stoneham, Charlie Sunborn, Marco Cheng, Hannah Kim, Ruby Everett.  

Splintstallation is planned as a combination of audio-visual installation, sounding sculptures and spatial music performance that will explore and examine the natural vibration, resonance and ambient sound environment within Articulate’s project space. 

It will use the two weeks in Articulate as a residency during which the group will pursue site-specific group improvisation and homogenous sound installation works to which the public will be invited during Articulate’s normal opening times.  Specific performance events will be advertised here.

Splinter’s practice draws from acoustic ecology, ‘psychogeography’ and phenomenology to explore the idea of listening as an active practice. Its aesthetic favours subtlety, quietude and unusual sound sources. More recently Splinter has developed an interest in sound installations. Many members have created their own self-playing instruments and sound devices, which can be dispersed around the room at rehearsals and incorporated into the groups rehearsing and playing.


 In June 2017 members of the group organised a Splintstallation at Tempe Jets (where it rehearses weekly). This installation used the many rooms and spaces of the building, and unlike other sound installation exhibitions, the individual artworks were made to coexist and compliment others, to create an immersive spatial sound environment.  

See previous events by the Splinter Orchestra on 

includes documentation from the Mungo trip and other projects
documentation from the first Splintstallation at Tempe Jets in June 2017







The project is supported by funding from the Inner West Council

De Quincy Co's PLATFORM finished today








PLATFORM performers 

10.7.17

PLATFORM performances 15-16 July

by Linda Luke, Eugene Ward and Tess de Quincey

Two performances only: Sat & Sun 15 & 16 JULY at 3pm

FREE ENTRY  - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - BOOK HERE

NB: There will be no normal Friday opening at Articulate on Friday 14 July


by Tess de Quincy, Lux Eterna, WeiZen Ho, Samuel James, Lian Loke, Kelly Nguyen, Lynne Santos, Alan Schacher, Clytie Smith, Luke Standish, Richard Stevens, Vsevolod Vlaskine, Eugene Ward, Marcus Whale, Christie Woodhouse

including Steerage, a  ‘performed objects’ collaboration with BOAT, the project showing in ArticulateUpstairs at the same time. (BOAT includes the work of artists, Anna Ingham (sculpture), Jan Taylor (drawings) and Toni Warburton (ceramics) and continues until Sunday 30 July. See BOAT invitation here. )

FREE ENTRY TO PLATFORM - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - BOOK HERE



This year's PLATFORM brings together exciting informal works forged in meetings between established and emergent artists from different disciplines—the fresh blood of Melbourne and Sydney—who will unfold the spaces across Articulate's three levels.



Organiser


4.7.17

Martyrium and Reliquary artist talk 3pm Saturday 8 July

Mireille Eid - 3 - 4pm Saturday 8 July

 Martyrium and Reliquary is open 11am - 5pm 
Friday - Sunday until Sunday 9 July


Mireille and Joy at the opening