GALLERY 1  

29 June - 16 July 2016 | MAKE OF ME | SUSAN HAWKINS

The Internet has afforded us unprecedented global connectivity and information sharing. Almost unconsciously we ‘repost’, ‘regram’ and ‘retweet’ to a global audience with little consideration to the information’s origin, destination and permanence. Appropriating familial ephemera to create abstract experiences, Brisbane artist Susan Hawkins physically ‘regrams’ the past into something vaguely familiar and yet singular. A playful and unnerving composition, Make of Me highlights our changing relationship and responsibility towards the documenting and referencing of our own and others’ lives.
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GALLERY 2  

29 June - 16 July 2016 | I CAN HARDLY WAIT: STUPLIMITY AND THE AESTHETICS OF NEO-LIBERALISM | MARIA MIRANDA + NORIE NEUMARK (Out-Of-Sync)

“Gertrude and I are just the contrary”, writes Leo Stein in Journey into the Self. “She’s basically stupid and I’m basically intelligent.” So cites Sianne Ngai (Ugly Feelings) as she introduces her concept of ‘stuplimity,’ playing around between the sublime and the stupid. Stupidity, it would seem, has been greatly under-rated. And nowhere more so than in the motion, emotion and commotion of slapstick comedy, which is animated by its own particular zany stupidity. I Can Hardly Wait: Stuplimity and the Aesthetics of Neo-Liberalism is one of an ongoing series of short video performances calling upon the Three Stooges to explore/enact the aesthetics of stupidity, violence and, of course, stuplimity through the motions of slapstick comedy.
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BLINDSIDE PLAY

PLAY | TRAVIS H HEINRICH

Prosthetic Sky | 2013

Prosthetic Sky is a portrait of failures. Initially developed as a satirical response to Canberra’s centenary celebrations in 2013, the work was inspired by the artificial Lake Burley Griffin which, now polluted, has become a distorted mutation of the ‘natural’ beauty that it mimics. Similarly, for Prosthetic Sky, Heinrich has developed his own synthetic nature: an artificial ‘blue’ sky designed to offer a tantalising reprieve from Canberra’s perpetual grey. Like Lake Burley Griffin, the blue sky becomes a shambolic reminder of attempts to ‘improve’ and domesticate nature, and the ambiguous legacy of the Garden City movement. Part of BLINDSIDE Screen Series 2016, curated by Simone Hine + Kyle Weiss

BLINDSIDE turns 10!

To the left and back some | Ten years of BLINDSIDE

BLINDSIDE's To the left and back some is available for purchase. Designed by Gracia Haby + Louise Jennison and edited by Verity Hayward + Raymonda Rajkowski, this 91 page full-colour publication charts BLINDSIDE’s history and role within the Melbourne and wider ARI community.
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