Before it has ended, FREE FALL, Oxford Ar t Factory
Curated by Naomi Oliver in partnership with Oxford Art Factory and Chalk Horse Gallery
9pm – 12am, Friday 23 and Saturday 24 August 2013
Two channel video (projection), acrylic paint on glass, wood, plant material, fan, pressed flowers, cardboard, paper, masking tape, water
Cube dimensions: 2.8m (h) x 3.2m (w) x 4.6m (d)
Before it has ended was performed over two consectuative nights in a glass cube at Oxford Art Factory, a live music venue and nightclub along Oxford Street in Sydney. The cube was transformed into a living site-specific installation where I could examine the role of ephemeral materials and gestures within the public space. Likening the glass cube to a living studio space, each act of mark making translated into a rigorous routine of movement and transformation. Structures and figures seen through the glass were responded to through the application of paint, plant arrangements and projection over the course of the two nights. These interventions functioned as a type of altered time-keeping mechanism, recording my exploration during the nights only to disappear at its conclusion.
Documentation and artist interview. Video production by John A Douglas.