3.3.20

Opening Friday 6 March, 6-8pm, Mediated Displacement: Shifting curatorial rhetoric and meaning

A Backroom Project facilitated by William Seeto



Adrian Hall 
Opening Night Friday 6 March, 6-8pm
Preview: Saturday & Sunday, 7 & 8 and 14 & 15 March 2020, 12-4pm
Open Hours: 11am–5pm, Friday–Sunday, 7-15 March 2020

Thanks to Christian at Darkstar Digital, Alexandria Sydney. darkstardigital.com.au 

untitled (the Field)
An installed image in the Backroom at Articulate,
with two concomitant anonymous texts . . .

All attempts at making art have a context of creation, and necessarily are indicative of concerns-of-that-time in attempts to create. All attempts to deliver a shudder or otherwise from the present, toward an enormity of time, can only tremble lightly - against the truths which become more evident and terrible every actual day.  Progress in anything, anywhere, is a moot point at this time, even within the multiple worlds designated, or colonised as a.r.t.. Nevertheless, we who have chosen - must continue to make whatever noises we can however we can, and for those noises to gather and reveal significance over time, poetic allusion has to prevail. Whether made evident or not, a realisation of history will direct or encourage the speculation or questioning, resulting from evaluation of the experience of being in that designated space. Sensing and realising the elements of content, ensures provocation over time, which must unravel within the consciousness of the spectator/participant. Sensing the disquiet of gaps of logic, sensing scale or space in that experience; can lead over time to realisations within that person, of congruity, awareness of similarity, dissonance, or social sympathy. Even rebellion. For what more can we hope? 
Adrian Hall. February 2020.
https://www.adrianhall.space/


Over the past decade, in the absence of private and institutional curated support, the curator’s role shifted from gatekeeper and go-between for the fashionable and popular to mediating and interacting directly with artists without ties to the interests and objectives of private and public institutions.
‘Mediated Displacement’ is an artist-funded project in the backroom of Articulate Project Space, an artist-run not-for-profit. It is the first in a series of mediated displacement projects outside mainstream curation facilitated by William Seeto beginning with multifaceted artists Adrian Hall and Barbara Halnan.
‘Mediated Displacement’ engages with the architectural site free from the constraint of curatorial direction; it relies on artwork brought together by the limits of the space and the artists’ own ability and experience in creative structure. The ‘Backroom Project’ features work by artists for artists that are not made to fit a curatorial recipe. It allows artists to experiment with practice and artist-run spaces to evolve and shape discourse. William Seeto

William Seeto is an exhibition facilitator and installation artist with a practice of more than three decades. He is experienced in mediating exhibitions and creating perceptual installations that examine visual perception and the different way artworks heighten or displace experience and referential codes.


Articulate project space backroom
497 Parramatta Rd, Leichhardt NSW 2040 Australia