Distanciation: 11-1pm, Saturday 7th July
We are happy to invite you to attend the presentation of DISTANCIATION, a collaborative project investigating the possibilities of production and exhibition in a non white cube world. Artists Kate Williams, Carla Liesch, Richard Kean and Hayley Megan French have spent 4 weeks in the INDEX. project space, looking at, living within, experimenting and producing a work that engages the space as context both to the making and the display of art. At question here are those art world conventions that insist upon the abstraction of the space of display, and the implications of the art work as essentially alienable from the context of its production.
Please join us for drinks and eats from 11-1pm, Sat 7th July
A play in three acts.
The white cube as a fixed entity exists no more. It demands reinvention as an open, unbound space in which the spectator is witness and creator. It is in this arena that our play unfolds.
The scene is set.
Four painters come together in the gallery space to collaborate as a social practice, for and with the community.
Materials are sourced (scrounged, bartered, borrowed or bought) locally.
The work evolves collaboratively without preconceptions or plans.
Conflicts arise, problems present themselves, the space asserts its immutable logic.
The audience is admitted. People move through the space and among the work, becoming part of the installation and its evolution. The work attains unity or dissonance.
* A Brechtian concept that discourages involving the audience in an illusory narrative world and in the emotions of an artwork, but instead exposes the mechanics of performance allowing the viewer to critically and consciously engage with the complete experience of an artwork
Distanciation is… Kate Williams, Carla Liesch, Richard Kean and Hayley Megan French