In two weeks an exhibition called Colour Run will open at the Braemar Gallery in Springwood. The exhibition is curated by Beata Geyer and one of my works Once upon a time , long ago and far away there were twenty three units of blood has been selected. In the run up I’ve been thinking of the other times I’ve focused on the narrative of Twenty three units of blood.
This work, was one of the first of these works I made, Memorial/ One shift Nov 30, 2000 was exhibited in St Marks Anglican Church,Aberdeen NSW in 2006 as part of Memorial/Double Pump Laplace I
Recently I presented at the 2018 Annual Association for Art History conference in London as part of a day long panel on Aural Affects and Effects: Explicit and Implicit sounds and rhythms in contemporary visual media put together by Olga Nikolaeva, Christine Sjöberg and Johnny Wingstedt.
Not only did several aspects of my research fall into place more clearly for me after my presentation (initially disrupted by the fire alarm!) and the follow up questions but also the other presentations in the thread provoked valuable insights that will also feed into the ongoing development of my thinking.
I have been working with the idea of sonnifying the predominantly wave form data visualisation of a bedside medical monitor display for nearly two years and have tested some of my early ideas out at two previous conferences. To confirm the value of my current position and at the same time expose aspects for future exploration was so reassuring.
Then to finish the conference there was an amazing and blunt keynote by Griselda Pollock.
ARISTS: Fiona Davies, Beata Geyer, Sarah Keighery and Daniel Kojta
For the 1st Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale, Modern Art Projects will hold their first Studio – MAP show. Two of the group, artists Beata Geyer and Fiona Davies work with highly saturated colour but utilise the optical properties in almost opposing ways. They have quite different practices and this obsession with saturated colour is one of the few obvious points of overlap. Despite this, they share a great interest in each other’s work.
In this project, COLOUR RUN, they will be working in collaboration both as artists and as curators to analyse the processes underlying each other’s and their own practices. Using experiment and play, making and curating they will produce works together in installation in and amongst the existing work already in the studio space. A process of collaboration through cross studio residency informs this study of the site through colour, process, light and object.
The event will also feature artists: Daniel Kojta and Sarah Keighery.
MAP, Modern Art Projects, is a social and cultural engagement program established in 2013 by a small group of contemporary artists and curators designed to explore the nexus of art and architecture via a broad inter-disciplinary field. It has rapidly grown into the premiere contemporary arts organisation in the Blue Mountains, NSW, co-ordinating programs in a broad range of cultural activities including a multiplicity of contemporary artistic practices, artists residencies, writings on art and culture and the archiving of local histories.
Event Tickets are free and available via Eventbrite