15.7.19

Opening 6-8pm Friday 26 July - Bonita Ely

Archeological Survey: Inner West Sector 

Project space project #18

Open 11am - 5pm Sat 27-Sun 28 July

A survey of a headland on the Australian continent's central East Coast has revealed a sector designated, ‘Inner West Sydney’. Remnants of concrete pathways and structures buried by sediments, evidence of high levels of social activity in a densely populated settlement, categorise the site as ‘worthy of study’. The excavation reveals artifacts comprised of randomly dispersed, thin sheets of printed wood pulp. Analysis of this synchronic detritus discloses mundane communal, economic, intra and inter-personal human activities underling a matrix of esoteric hierarchies.

Two diagnostic artifacts that contextualise this multiplicity are culturally encoded garments - a ‘hoody’ and ‘bridal gown’. They define the persistence of and conversely, erosion of, historic, binary-gendered epistemologies. In summary, archeologists have isolated the provenance of an undisturbed, early twenty-first century stratigraphy that details a typology of indoctrination alongside resistence to conformity, typical of this critical tipping point in the Anthropocene Era.

 ARTIFACTS:
Hoodie, dated 2018AD. Printed wood pulp.  Infrastructure – textiles.
Bridal Gown, dated 2019AD. Printed wood pulp. Infrastructure – textiles.
Epistemology at the Apogee, dated 2016 – 2019AD. Printed wood pulp.  Infrastructure – textiles.

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Bonita Ely Archeological Survey: Inner West Sector, artefact detail1: Hoodie, dated 2018AD. Printed wood pulp.  Infrastructure – textiles.)

Bonita Ely Archeological Survey: Inner West Sector,  artefact detail 2:: Hoodie, dated 2018AD. Printed wood pulp.  Infrastructure – textiles.)


13.7.19

Art & Situation opened last night

Open 11am-5pm till Sunday 14 July

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William Seeto. 3 Pairs Gray. 2019




William Seeto. 3 Oblique Squares – Fixed Point Perspective. 2019


William Seeto. 3 Oblique Squares – Fixed Point Perspective. 2019


William Seeto. 1 Oblique – Fixed Point Perspective 2019






















http://williamseeto.blogspot.com.au/

Photos: Margaret Roberts

The current project space projects are funded by an anonymous tax-deductable donation


3.7.19

William Seeto – Art & Situation - Work in Process

Opening event Friday July 12, 6-8pm

Open 11am-5pm 13-14 July

project space project #16

Art & Situation - Work in Process is a process-based project that develops over twelve days and
culminates with a closing event to mark the end of the project at Articulate project space, Sydney.

As a part of Articulate’s project space project series, it continues the use of the exhibition space at
Articulate to experiment with practice in order to develop artwork in relation to its location. Due to the short lead-up time for
participation, the project is entered into from an experimental viewpoint with unfinished ideas, few materials and
limitations in time. Although there are no set open hours for viewing, a link is available to view the progress of
work in process.

Art & Situation - Work in Process examines the space ‘in between’ sculpture and painting, site and artwork.
It is based on the use of everyday materials and seeks to extend the dialogue between sculpture and painting by
blurring the line between site and artwork in order to expand contextual meaning. In so doing it continues
connections and ideas sparked by deconstruction and reconstruction that is influenced by Arte Povera.

In a way Art & Situation - Work in Process looks at spatiality in a literal sense and as visual metaphor, which
explores and confronts space and environment. It offers a personal codex, a formalised dialogue where ‘site’ and
‘art’ is queried as to whether one or the other is more important and poses the question as to whether spatiality
interacts, informs or interferes with the work and location.


William Seeto,' Untitled (3 pairs gray+, work in process)'_2019


William Seeto, 'Untitled (3 pairs gray, work in process)'_2019


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William Seeto is an installation artist and independent curator with a practice of 38 years. His site-specific
constructed installations examine perceptual qualities in built environments by reconstructing architectural space,
which incorporates immersive light, sensory perception and luminal effects of uniform light (Ganzfelds).
His ephemeral artworks are based on everyday materials that seek to extend dialogue and expand contextual
meaning. His work is a blend of minimalism, process art and kinaesthetic experience.

William Seeto, 'No Lines (work in process)'_2019.

2.7.19

Dominique Madeleine Devadason - Studio Investigation

Opening event Friday July 12, 6-8pm

Open 11am-5pm 13-14 July

Studio residency in the Articulate Backroom 

Studio Investigation continues the artist's previous explorations of Rosalind Krauss’ concept of the ‘expanded field’, looking particularly at the relationship between painting and installation. Making use of dispersed hanging elements across a grid to suggest the cosmos and  provide a glimpse of one view of the contemporary zeitgeist. This Studio Investigation looks at how sculptural paintings interact with spatial elements, providing a space for visual metaphors that open up dialogues and critiques of contemporary practices and beliefs.

As Studio Investigation addresses unconsolidated experiments and techniques most of the works will be investigations into the materiality and functionality of the mediums, looking at their ability to communicate these ideas and aims.




Dominique Madeleine Devadason, Studio investigation (detail) 2019

Dominique Madeleine Devadason, Hanging Experimentation 2019, steel, plastic, bio-degradable plastic, rope, lead, nylon thread, 250x50x50cm



1.7.19

PLATFORM 2019 Images by Vsevolod Vlaskine

De Quincey Co's mid-afternoon collection of short performances, installations, artworks and extraordinary music
Saturday & Sunday 29 & 30 JUNE 3.30-5.30pm

ARTISTS:  Cordelia Beresford, Kristina Chan, Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Jim Denley, Michael Dixon, Sue Healey, Mayu Kanamori, Nick Keys, Adelina Larsson, Linda Luke, Rhiannon Newton, Marnie & Melanie Palomares, Matte Rochford, Gaele Sobott, Amanda Stewart, Vsevolod Vlaskine, Adam Warburton, Toni Warburton, Eugene Ward, Gary Warner, Digby Webster, Marcus Whale, Gareth Yuen, Arisa Yura.

Curated by Martin del Amo, Eugene Ward, Marcus Whale, Tess de Quincey
Photo:  Heidrun Lohr

































             

                     This program is supported by funding from the Inner west Council

24.6.19

PLATFORM 2019 Saturday & Sunday 29 & 30 JUNE 3.30-5.30pm

De Quincey Co's mid-afternoon collection of short performances, installations, artworks and extraordinary music
Saturday & Sunday 29 & 30 JUNE 3.30-5.30pm
ARTISTS:  Cordelia Beresford, Kristina Chan, Tess de Quincey, Martin del Amo, Jim Denley, Michael Dixon, Sue Healey, Mayu Kanamori, Nick Keys, Adelina Larsson, Linda Luke, Rhiannon Newton, Marnie & Melanie Palomares, Matte Rochford, Gaele Sobott, Amanda Stewart, Vsevolod Vlaskine, Adam Warburton, Toni Warburton, Eugene Ward, Gary Warner, Digby Webster, Marcus Whale, Gareth Yuen, Arisa Yura.

Curated by Martin del Amo, Eugene Ward, Marcus Whale, Tess de Quincey
Photo:  Heidrun Lohr

Join us for the next instalment of short works forged in the interdisciplinary meetings of emergent and established artists. The fresh blood of Sydney unfolds the inside and outside spaces of Articulate across three levels...

Places are limited so BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Tickets $15 book HERE
Start at 3.30pm sharp


Please note:  The space can be cold so please dress accordingly. And... there is a fair amount of walking to and fro both inside and outside the space as well as up and down stairs.



See Articulate images from PLATFORM 2018




             
                     This program is supported by funding from the Inner west Council

13.6.19

CLEAVE 2019 artists' talks 2pm Saturday 15 June

Artists talks by Lisa Andrew, Karen Banks, Linden Braye,  Sue Callanan, WeiZen Ho and Margaret Roberts, followed by CLEAVE 2020 planning discussion for anyone interested in participating in some way.

CLEAVE 2019 is open 11-5pm Friday - Sunday until 23 June.

8.6.19

CLEAVE 2019 opened last night

Open Fri-Sun 11am-5pm to 23 June 2019 

Artists talks Saturday 15 June 2pm 

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CLEAVE shows the work of artists Lisa Andrew, Karen Banks, Linden Braye, Jenny Brown, Sue Callanan, Socorro Cifuentes, Ben Denham, Nola Farman, WeiZen Ho, Fiona Kemp/Virginia Hilyard, Jacek Przybyszewski and Margaret Roberts. 



Sue Callanan Rediscovering Cristina Iglesias (2019). Plasterboard. I first saw Cristina Iglesias’s work in the Guggenheim, NY in the late 90’s. The large concrete and tapestry works nestled into the architecture- hard edged on the outside, soft and domestic on the inside. I’ve created a mini version to insert itself into the architecture of Articulate- the outer plaster surface continuous with the plaster walls of the space; the inner walls, revealing  the exposed paper surface of the plasterboard, with their fragile scrapings mimicking the soft interiors of Iglesias’s work.
Linden Braye Igloo 2019 (fibreglass, perspex, metal, cotton string, copper wire, plastic)

Karen Banks  aAND, 2019 Video projection, 3.22min, yellow glass 25mm x 35mm
Single channel video work projected onto glass. Using hand-processed 16mm film that has been subjected to digital manipulation the video projection re-discovers the ‘hand’ as object within the context of Dora Maar’s Untitled, 1933-34 (shown left).  Following the contours of Maar’s photomontaged image, the video traces an unfolding into an unknown landscape; it is here the ‘hand’ negotiates containment and escape.

Front to back: Ben Denham, Margaret Roberts, Virginia Hilyard/Fiona Kemp, Lisa Andrew, Jacek Przybyszewski
Ben Denham HEAT DEATH: SOMETIMES MAKING SOMETHING LEADS TO NOTHING, REPRISE (2012), single channel video, 2:43 minutes. A remake of Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing by Francis Alÿs.

Margaret Roberts  Dance 2019 (floor, wood, scenic paint+shoe polish 240x90cm).  Dance enlarges Sophie Taeuber’s Vertical-Horizontal Composition, cuts it into its parts and locates them together on the floor, aiming to incorporate the actual place of dancing that Taeuber included implicitly in her painting.    margaretroberts.org


Nola Farman   The Hermit’s Tablecloth (Version 3)
A re-contextualization of a passage from Eugene Ionesco’s Le Solitaire concerning a peaceful, solitary life besieged by the politics and power struggles of others, which are ultimately  inescapable. 

Virginia Hilyard/FionaKemp   PARE, 2019     Single channel video
The work of Andrei Tarkovsky was the catalyst  to use a 360 camera on a recent residency in Russia. For Cleave we are specifically working with the sense of ‘a peeling’ - of one side from the other - a by-product of the 360 video spheres. While moving through a space as it is being filmed, the fabric of the environment is being peeled away. What is being filmed is the body of a house in decay.  http://www.virginiahilyard.com     http://fionakemp.com

Lisa Andrew HighWayWear, 2019  polyester, plastic and pineapple silk, Wooden stand, variable dimensions. Visitors are asked to please pick cloth up and wear it.

WeiZen Ho The Subtle Beings Installation, 2018  beams, hair, perspex
I am extending upon one of the elements to the The Subtle Beings project installed in 2018 at Articulate project space.  It was a response to the conversations and stories exchanged in the communion area next to the home of one of the female shamans from the ‘Rungus’ tribe in Sabah (Malaysian Borneo), where major possession rituals take place. I am reflecting on how the roof structure of the area we were sitting in would be raised several storeys higher during ritual ceremonies and a small platform would be built close to the roof area, enough for the female ritual-maker to conduct her invocation song and dance. It is also connected with the fact that the female maternal lineage has been disintegrating as daughters are less willing to take on the apprenticeship role. weizenho.com                                                                                              

Jacek Przybyszewski TearWalkingimages 2019 (paper, tape, table, floor, wall) Walk signifies for me movement, process or transformation from one meaning to another. What interests me the most is a process… “Not only the  result, but the road to it also, is a part of the truth. The investigation of truth must itself be true: true investigation of truth is unfolded truth, the disjunct members of which unite in the result.” (Eisenstein citing Marx). This work  follows other walking works (SkyWalk mirroring sculpture and WindowWalk photography collection from Factory49 Paris 2016, Walkwithrose interactive floor wooden pieces 2018 and Walkforrose, wall blue tape drawing 2018 at Articulate).


Jenny Brown The activists cave _ charting the historical critique of capitalism. 2019 (detail). Through tapestry titled Maladaptation, Jenny Brown traces the alienating effects of capitalism that sits in the world of activist-on-the-run, Bev Smiles now caught in Kaufman’s hyperreal ‘Adaptation.’


Jenny Brown The activists cave _ charting the historical critique of capitalism. 2019 (detail). Through tapestry titled Maladaptation, Jenny Brown traces the alienating effects of capitalism that sits in the world of activist-on-the-run, Bev Smiles now caught in Kaufman’s hyperreal ‘Adaptation.’

Socorro Cifuentes  Experiencing the World as Our Own (2018, 11'43") is a rearguard remix with different ideas and experiences of activists and intellectuals regarding storytelling, orality, listening, memory and justice. This remix work is thought of as a practice of listening to important political ideas/practices, and aims to recirculate and create relationships among them.