GALLERY 1 + 2
7 - 17 Dec 2016 | 1000 2000s SOAP | CURTAIN CALL 2016
Aly Aitken, David Akenson, Santina Amato, Rachel Ang, Jessie Angwin, Beth Arnold, Nick Ashby, Eleanor Avery, James Avery, Jill Barker, Selina Braine, Merric Brettle, Kiera Brew Kurec, Michele Burder, Ben Byrne, Kate Cotching, Bridget Currie, Anna Daly, Jared Davis, Julia Davis, Clare Humphries, Zoe De Luca, Rehgan De Mather, Kim Demuth, Hazel Dooney, Daniel Dorall, Craig Easton, Kel Glaister, Katya Grokhovsky, Michelle Hamer, Jim Hart, PJ Hickman, Stephanie Hicks, Joyce Huang, Amanda Johnson, Lisa Jones, Dena Kahan, Helen Kelly, Anusha Kenny, Susan Lincoln, Michael Lindeman, Natalya Maller, Amy Marjoram, Jessica McElhinney, Pamela See, Julie-Anne Milinski, David Mutch, Kirsten Perry, Debra Porch, Clare Rae, Steven Rendall, Mandy Ridley, Dunja Rmandic, Susan Robb, Giles Ryder, Elizabeth Shaw, Tai Snaith, Lisa Stewart, Andrew Tetzlaff, Jade Venus, Paul White, Jordan Wood, Sary Zananiri.
1000 2000s SOAP
uses the curatorial position to examine the role of the artist in relation to the gallery and the channels of exchange between artist and institution. Using a ‘call and response’ method of curation, SOAP contacted all artists who exhibited at BLINDSIDE in the years 2004-2009, inviting them to participate in CURTAIN CALL. Being the first 5 years of operation for BLINDSIDE this period was selected by SOAP out of a curiosity to consider the shifts brought about with the new millennium, in relation to the politics of artistic production and participation.
PLAY | BETH CAIRD
What will I do now, with my hands? questions what it means for there to have been a poetic turning away from being an artist. Reading the correspondence between SOAP and artists who exhibited at BLINDSIDE in the 2000s, the video comments on the lapse or gap in shared collective memory. The work broadly asks who the artists were then and questions what is lost through the fallibility of memory and time.
Beth Caird is an artist, writer and editor. Recent exhibitions include The Bureau of Writing
at the 20th Biennale of Sydney (2016) and Painting, Photography, Film
TCB (2015). Beth has contributed to UnMagazine
and Dissect Journal
and is a current Gertrude Contemporary Studio Artist.
PLAY is part of 1000s 2000s SOAP | BLINDSIDE CURTAIN CALL 2016
curated by SOAP (State of Art Platform).
Emily Yuting Chen | Leslie Eastman | Steven Rendall
is an offsite extension of BLINDSIDE PLAY, a video space which is dedicated to showing contemporary experimental single-channel works from local and international artists. PLAY2
, is presented in partnership with Federation Square and screened at the Big Screen as part of Fed TV.
PLAY2 ART LOOP
Norie Neumark and Maria Miranda | Pip Ryan | Zoe Scoglio | Tromarama | Kawita Vatanjyankur
BLINDSIDE presents PLAY2
ART LOOP – a selection of video work as part of MELBOURNE CENTRAL ART LOOP SERIES TWO: ISSUES OF TODAY.