You are invited for the opening of Posted
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Posted will exhibit a diverse range of mediums and will draw the audience to become part of the experimental space where reflections, sound, images and living organisms come together in the newly opened Spectrum Project Space.
Curated by the Head of the School of Communications and Arts, Professor Clive Barstow, the first Posted exhibition features four artists, Donna Franklin, Nathan Peake, Sally Stewart and Talhy Stolzer.
Talhy Stolzer uses photographs and multi-media to document her observations made of the ancient silk-road city of Kashgar, located in Western China, home of the Uyghurs – a Muslim Turkic-speaking minority. In 2009 Stolzer spent nearly three months in Kashgar, during a time of rapid change and political unrest, and with this fascinating body of work she reflects on the intended demolishment of this 2000-year-old city by the government and the impact of globalising processes on the local youth culture.
As part of Posted, Nathan Peake will be presenting his first, large-scale intervention called Villon. The twenty-metre work will run the entire length of the space and will be viewable only from the exterior of the building. This work consists of windows painted to become highly reflective monochrome fields, suggesting intervals within the fabric of everyday life. The reflective nature of the piece involves the audience, making them active participants in both the exhibition experience and the conceptual implications of the work.
Donna Franklin’s research is based in BioArt, an art practice where artists work with live tissues, bacteria, living organisms, and life processes. In Posted, Franklin work consists of hand blown glass capsules, wound with copper cables containing delicate living fungi. Franklin’s work explores metaphors for our relationship with our increasingly mediated, technologically driven and culturally constructed environments and draws the audience to reflect with these beautiful and fragile artworks.
Sally Stewart’s The Lotus Pond an interactive work incorporating a series of colourful vinyl, lotus flowers floating in a large body of water. This beautiful and meditative work invites the audience to gently touch or spin the lotus flowers and watch how they move through the water. Made with materials Stewart collected in Australia and throughout South East Asia, the Lotus Pond merges Eastern and Western cultural symbols and icons to explore the ongoing, multi-directional flow of cultural traffic we encounter in everyday life.
Posted opens at 6:00pm, Thursday September 1st at Spectrum Project Space and the exhibition runs until Friday the 30th of September.
For more information please visit the Posted project on the Spectrum website.
We look forward to seeing you at Spectrum Project Space!
Spectrum Project Space
Spectrum Project Space
School of Communications and Arts
Edith Cowan University
2 Bradford Street, Mt Lawley, WA, 6050, Australia
Phone: (61 8) 9370 6906
Mobile: 0405 963 417