I recently filmed a interview for QUT Art Museum about my work in 'the churchie' national emerging art prize... interviews to camera are not exactly my favourite thing - but I hope it provides some insight into my work and ongoing research... x
It is an incredible honour to have had my work included alongside the remarkable finalists and totally overwhelming to have received this year's prize.
I’d like to thank The Churchie and the team at the QUT Art Museum for all their hard work putting such an incredible exhibition together. I’d like to thank Brand and Slater Architects for their continued support of emerging artists, as well as all of the other sponsors of this great event.
To Monika and Shauna at Open Source Gallery — thank you so much for having confidence in me and in this project. I think there were many times that your belief very much outweighed my own, and without your support, none of this would have happened.
I’d like to thank Dr. Michael Allison of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies for sharing his remarkable knowledge and poignant introspection regarding the nature of interplanetary time.
And lastly to my husband and life-long collaborator Dr. Darren Engwirda — who crunched the numbers on this project (and many others) — thanks for putting up with the emotional turmoil that was Mars. I love you greatly.
If you are in Brisbane please check out this amazing show at the QUT Art Musuem — it's on until November 13th!
QUT ART MUSEUM
2 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Tuesday to Friday10am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday12pm to 4pm
Closed Mondays and Public Holidays
Initial tests for a larger work made using the second hands of watches.... 'A minute of my time' that will become an hour (eventually made in a series of 24). Each hour work will need 3,600 second hands – when the full 24 are done I will have used 86,000... so I have some work ahead of me...
I started a record of all my mistakes over a period of about a month... every time I wrote something down then crossed it out was recorded and dated. The project was interrupted by travel but I think I'm going to start it up again at the beginning of next month... not sure of what it is yet, but whatever it might be I think I'll need to do it for a while...
Paper // Scissors // Rock is a work I've been thinking about for a long (long) time but had never got around to executing... so finally - I have my first test round.. and I have to say, it's as satisfying as I had hoped. I really like the idea of testing futility... of undertaking acts that seem both straightforward and nonsensical – the logical conclusion of an idea but one that ultimately destroys it...
Oh! Dear neglected blog! It's not you - It's me.
The last few months have been madness and while I would like to say I am going to work on rebuilding the trust... it's going to be a little bit longer yet... 21 days at least.
I am nearing the middle of my durational work - How the Stars Stand – a 37 day duration work in which I have abandoned Earth time to instead live by time on Mars. It has been simultaneously easier that I thought, yet harder than I expected (a contradiction I know, but nevertheless true...) So for its duration (which is another 21 days) I am posting at www.howthestarsstand.com instead. Its a collection of thoughts, fears and hopefully some work to continue with after the madness of living outside earthly experiences ends.
Then – I promise – I'm yours again.
I am very excited to announce that my work INSTRUCTION EXPERIMENT: action // reaction has been selected for RAPID PULSE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL in Chicago (June 4-14, 2015). More details to follow!!
I recently gave a talk at Open Source Gallery about my research and practice. In an effort to explain the nature of my iterative actions I created this short, high-speed video of me working on a repeat repeat action. Since completing the original version of this work for the Ligo Project residency I have been working on transforming this process into a durational performance work... this is something of a visual test run... fingers crossed details on the fully fledged version (at regular speed) will be forthcoming! x
After some initial experiments at the beginning of last year I have formalized my snow print series into and ongoing investigation. This work, A Record of Snowfall will be made every winter I live in a cold climate and will consist of a collection of prints made every time I see snow or perceive a change in the way snow is falling. Each print is a unique representation of snow collected for a fixed length of time at the documented date and time.
I have quite a collection going thanks to the recent blizzard but will not upload the full work until the Spring when the first season's work is complete. Until then here are two created on the morning of January 26th.
Following observation is an interesting objective... more often than not it leads you no where near where you would expect but can result in something more beautiful and complex than you initially imagined. These fold were made in the pursuit of 'Twenty Three' and are taking on a life of their own...
'for all the use it has been to science about four-fifths of my time has been wasted, and I believe to this to be the common lot of people who are not merely playing follow-my-leader in research'
– Induction and Intuition in Scientific Thought
In art school I became obsessed with the substance of absence – a hollow emptiness that eludes to what isn't there.
In pursuit of such intangibles I created this series from one hundred black and white photo-booth strips. I created them over several months... making twenty or so at a time form the booth near my local cinema... waiting until the developing chemicals were near depleted to ensure the strips would be stained and unevenly fixed. (I had even gone to the trouble of calling the company to determine chemical changeover schedule)
They now sit quietly together in a draw as a portrait of a younger me – these shadowy and uncertain spaces – all the same yet distinctly different - potentially deserving of a better home...
After months (and months!) of work... it is finished! quanta (530,337)
Quick sketches for a new idea... a work made in multiple parts... that can be rearrange... and reorganized (even divided!) but exist as a part of a larger puzzle... definitely want to work more on this....
Quick images of my work on exhibition at the Ligo Project's 'Art of Science' show. This work was the result of my residency with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 2014.