SUMMER STUDIO : FAB(RICATED) LYF

21 - 25 January 2014

Opening Night | Thursday 23 January 6 -8pm

Artist Talk I Saturday 25 January 2.30pm

Emma Collard, Cherie Peels + Natalie Turnbull

For FAB(ricated) LYF, three artists build an interactive set in which to create work based on the grounding ideas of representation, interaction and hyper reality. A combination of studio, living area and a ‘space for daily life’, the ‘set’ is a designed and designated workspace in which reappropriated found objects act as stand-in’s for regular furniture. Multi-functionality dictates their actions. The artists, branded with their ‘FAB LYF’ logo, invite people to work with them; create podcasts of things that go on within the space; and stream via Google hangout to create a presence outside of the gallery/studio. 

Is your quality of life lacking in certain areas? Do you find it difficult to find time to exercise? Did you resolve to drink a minimum of two litres of water daily in 2014 but have already failed? You could wallow over your shortcomings and swallow your salty tears in despair (on a technicality it would contribute to your daily H20 intake). Or you could begin your new fab lyf today.

In FAB(ricated) LYF Emma Collard, Cherie Peele and Natalie Turnbull, explore life after recently graduating from VCA and question society’s obsession with infomercial culture and products that promise a better existence. Soaked in Gen Y optimism and a desire to find their own version of utopic living, the trio has reappropriated everyday mundane products, chores and nuisances from drab to fab, transforming Blindside into an interactive living space this January.

People are invited to work with the artists, trial, and watch video installations of their creations poised to fab-ify your life, including:

A calendar that prevents you from talking to your ex boyfriend and publicly vilifies you if you do by marking an X next to your name for everyone to see. Remember a mantox is as good as any detox, and is way cheaper than a pressed juice.

A facemask affixed to a window that receives direct sunlight. Simply press your face up against the mask, and watch in awe as you combine your daily skincare regime with a natural remedy to aid your vitamin D deficiency at the same time. It’s efficient with proven results.

A multi-purpose set-up targeted to combat those two daily grievances we must endure – drinking water and exercise. Now you can exercise and keep hydrated in unison by strapping FAB(ricated) LYF’s custom-made velcro bottle holder and water bottle to your bicep, lying on your back abed a pilates mat and crunching. As your arms move towards your mouth you are rewarded a sip for your labour.

For visitors with alternative aspirations looking for answers, FAB(ricated) LYF also has you covered. Just fill out the artists’ short questionnaire and they will conceptualise a couture lifestyle product just for you on the spot, it’s called the life takeover to makeover.

All this and more can be yours. No contracts, no monthly repayments, and no hidden postage and handling fees. Best of all this exhibition won’t cost $4.99 a minute to visit, because FAB(ricated) LYF was designed for you, especially YOU.

 



SUMMER STUDIO: FAB(ricated) LYF

Is your quality of life lacking in certain areas? Do you find it difficult to find time to exercise? Did you resolve to drink a minimum of two litres of water daily in 2014 but have already failed? You could wallow over your shortcomings and swallow your salty tears in despair
(on a technicality it would contribute
to your daily H20 intake). Or you could begin your new fab lyf today.

In FAB(ricated) LYF Emma Collard, Cherie Peele and Natalie Turnbull, explore life after recently graduating from VCA and question society’s obsession with infomercial culture and products that promise a better existence. Soaked in Gen Y optimism and a desire to find their own version of utopic living, the trio has reappropriated everyday mundane products, chores and nuisances from drab to fab, transforming BLINDSIDE into an interactive living space this January.

People are invited to work with the artists, trial, and watch video installations of their creations poised to fab-ify your life, including:

A calendar that prevents you from talking to your ex boyfriend and publicly vilifies you if you do by marking an X next to your name for everyone to see. Remember a mantox is as good as any detox, and is way cheaper than a pressed juice.

Designed by Natalie Kazakis Printed on 100% recycled paper

A facemask affixed to a window that receives direct sunlight. Simply press your face up against the mask, and watch in awe as you combine your daily skincare regime with

a natural remedy to aid your vitamin D deficiency at the same time. It’s efficient with proven results.

A multi-purpose set-up targeted to combat those two daily grievances we must endure – drinking water and exercise. Now you can exercise and keep hydrated in unison by strapping FAB(ricated) LYF’s custom - made velcro bottle holder and water bottle to
your bicep, lying on your back abed a pilates mat and crunching. As your arms move towards your mouth you are rewarded

a sip for your labour.

For visitors with alternative aspirations looking for answers, FAB(ricated) LYF also has you covered. Just fill out the artists’ short questionnaire and they will conceptualise a couture lifestyle product just for you on the spot, it’s called the life takeover to makeover.

All this and more can be yours. No contracts, no monthly repayments, and no hidden postage and handling fees. Best of all this exhibition won’t cost $4.99 a minute to visit, because FAB(ricated) LYF was designed

for you, especially YOU.

- LISA MARIE CORSO