From January - March 2018 I will be Artist in Residence at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. ATW is the only workshop of its kind in Australia and is one of a few in the world dedicated to the production of hand-woven tapestries, collaborating with contemporary artists, architects and designers to create highly innovative public artworks.
During my residency I will engage tapestry techniques to develop material and practice-based research around the concept of 'Impermanent Place'. Here I will create a series of new works that navigate architectural scale, transient materiality, repetition and movement.
ARCHITECT: Fender Katsalidis Architects
PUBLIC ART MANAGER: iAM
FABRICATOR: Locker Group
DETAILS: Perforated and powdercoated Aluminium using Pic Perf technology, 2792msq total.
2 - 30 August 2018
Artist in Residence at Arteles Creative Center, Hämeenkyrö, Finland.
During my time at Arteles I explored tapestry weaving techniques as a method for drawing. Working intuitively, I unearth vibrant patterns from a foundation of monochromatic lines. Each shift of direction these horizontal wefts take culminates in an optical pattern, disrupting the linear surface of the drawing. As these patterns pulse ephemerally atop the solid black and white surface, they allow an in-between space to come forth and be perceived as an entity.
The Reading List:
Kissing Architecture by Sylvia Lavin;
No Matter by Anastasia Karandinou;
Parables for the Virtual by Brian Massumi;
After Art by David Joselit;
The Art-Architecture Complex by Hal Foster;
Affect Theory by Melissa Gregg & Gregory J Seigworth;
Flash in the Pan by Sylvia Lavin;
Difference and Repetition by Gilles Deleuze;
Beyond the Veil, curated by Jake Treacy
30 May - 16 June 2018
OPENING: 6 - 8pm, 31 May 2018
Featuring: Anastasia Booth, Daniel Gawronski, Josh Hook, Paulina Hupe, Skye Kelly, Tessy King, Hernan Lopera, Diego Ramirez, Britt Salt, Jake Treacy.
Beyond the Veil is a group exhibition that seeks to expand and transform the perceptions, traditions and experiences of the white cube as an exhibition model. Through architectural interventions, site specifics responses, newly commissioned works as well as renewed curatorial vision upon existing works, 10 contemporary artists altogether conjure liminality (from the Latin word meaning ‘threshold’) as experience within BLINDSIDE. Calling upon all that is unseen, peripheral and veiled in our collective blind spots, Beyond the Veil constructs and chances liminal moments that are often encountered within ritual - both ceremonial and daily - demonstrating the numinous quality of art. When in a liminal status one is considered betwixt and between, neither her nor there, and so the constructed gallery space becomes a place ripe for transformation.
My work Tipping Point has been selected as a finalist in the Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation 2017. The winning work will be acquired into the Powerhouse collection and receive $20,000 prize money.
An exhibition of the 30 finalists will open on 18 February - 23 April 2017 at the Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, Sydney.
C3 CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE, Melbourne
The C3 Foyer is by nature a ‘mid-space’ between exterior and defined interior space. Formless, an immersive installation, aims to highlight this feature, employing pattern, transparency and origami processes to explore the intricacies of ‘place’ in this transitory environment. Formless, sees an undulating pattern span the foyer’s architectural surfaces. As the viewer moves through the space a series of mesh sculptures will appear and dissolve within the patterned surrounds, conflating the gallery environment into one weightless surface. Here, the viewer is given the sense that they are experiencing a space that is both solid and ephemeral. If a space hovers between these two states, how might it be defined as a ‘place’?
GOLD COAST ART CENTRE, Surfers Paradise
Stasis, 2014, powder coated aluminium and enamel, 76 x 70 x 60 cm
Stasis mediates between drawing and sculpture in an ongoing spatial experiment where line, form and space intertwine. Solid elements become movable through tension, transparency and light as the viewer interacts with the work. Fleeting fragments of form and pattern appear and dissolve, conflating surface and structure into weightless drawings in space. Here, space is both solid and ephemeral, suggesting the complexities of the unknown and the reluctance of stillness.
Puzzletheque (Adaptation V), 2015, hand cut vinyl, enamel, pvc, dimensions variable. Bundoora Hometead Art Centre, Melbourne
Adapted specifically for the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Puzzlethèque is an installation that resonates with the mechanics of stuff and creates a space where vision and movement are linked by means of the body. Using repetition and materials that have an inherent ability to create movement, this work is an ongoing spatial experiment where fundamental elements such as line, form and space intertwine. On encountering Puzzlethèque, the viewer becomes the orchestrator of these elements. They are invited to play. It is this movement and interaction that determines how the elements of the work potentially fit together as a spatial whole. Here, surface merges with structure, interiors conflate to exteriors and forms appear then disperse. Puzzlethèque creates an environment which is movable and in flux, inciting the viewer to question how the forms around them are constructed and how they will reorient their positions relative to the space.
CAMPBELLTOWN ARTS CENTRE, Sydney
Formless, 2014, powder coated aluminium, 45 x 40 x 50 cm.
My time in Japan at Youkobo Art Space led me to explore the intricacies of place through the transitory environment of Tokyo, as well as local innovations in origami. Folding processes and their material applications were the foundation of my investigation; considering how these movable structures may translate into architectural space. My residency culminated in a public installation at Youkobo Art Space, Unknown Complexity.
Differences of Identity
15 May - 15 June 2015
Britt Salt (AU), Emma Roche (IR), Joan Backes (US), Saevar Karl Olason (IS), Toos Van Holstein (NL), Tove S Hellerud (NO)
Sala del Portale, Venice
Sponsored by the City of Venice.
Puzzlethèque is an installation that resonates with the mechanics of stuff and creates a space where vision and movement are linked by means of the body. Using repetition and materials that have an inherent ability to create movement, my practice is an ongoing spatial experiment where fundamental elements such as line, form and space intertwine. On encountering Puzzlethèque, the viewer becomes the orchestrator of these elements. They are invited to pluck forms from the installation and use them to move around the gallery, before repositioning them back within the installation. It is this movement and interaction that determines how the elements of the work potentially fit together as a spatial whole. Here, surface merges with structure, interiors conflate to exteriors and forms appear then disperse. Puzzlethèque creates an environment which is movable and in flux, inciting the viewer to question how the forms around them are constructed and how they will reorient their positions relative to the space.
Puzzlethèque shown as a part of SYMPHONIC ENCOUNTERS, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne
Featuring: Lauren BerkowitzlHelga GroveslMia SalsjolBritt SaltlKate TuckerlSoo-Joo YoolCurated by Melanie Flynn and Rachel Watts
Light Transit is an immersive and interactive installation that employs industrial materials and light to explore the intricacies of form and space. Here, masses of rubber lines extend from the edges of the gallery overlapping and interlocking to reveal manifold shapes and spaces as the viewer moves through the installation. Here, the permeable surfaces of these forms are emphasised by light filtering into the space. Creating a series of equilibriums between interior and exterior, suspension and grounding, movement and stillness.
Light Transit was shown as a part of Innovators 1 at Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, VIC. Photograph: David Marks Photography
ParaManifold, 2012, Powder coated aluminium and enamel, 120 x 35 x 32cm
Pluriform is an installation with a multitude of shapes and appearances. As the viewer interacts with the work, these facets are revealed and dispersed. Using repetition and materials that have an inherent ability to create movement, this work is an ongoing spatial experiment where fundamental elements such as line, form and space intertwine.
Pluriform was shown as a part of PATTERN, curated by Diane Soumillas, Glen Eira City Council Gallery
HELEN GORY GALERIE, Melbourne
HELEN GORY GALERIE, Melbourne
PERTH GALLERIES, Fremantle