Re-Working the Model
- When 1 Jun - 1 Jun 2017
UNSW Art & Design Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd Paddington NSW 2021
Re-Working the Model is an evening of interventions as part of A Working Model of the World project, currently on display in UNSW Galleries.
We think of models as instructional objects and intriguing miniatures, but rarely do we pause to consider the invisible models that influence our daily life. Join UNSW Galleries and Makerspace for Re-Working the Model, an evening of interventions to help us re-think the models that shape our world.
The program for the evening is split into two parts:
Interventions at UNSW Galleries, 6-7 pm (Free)
Interventions and Workshop at UNSW Galleries and Makerspace, 6-9pm ($6.22).
Strictly limited to 14 places. All materials will be provided on the night. If you wish to take your Barbie home, along with all arduino components you can do so at a cost of $65.
Interventions UNSW Galleries, 6-7 pm
Follow intervenors; Astrid Lorange, Liam Benson, Kusum Normoyle, and Ryuichi Fujimura & Kate Sherman into A Working Model of the World as they challenge our acceptance of linguistic, cultural and performance models in art and society.
Drinks and dinner, UNSW Art & Design courtyard, 7-7.30pm
Interactive workshop in the Makerspace, UNSW Art & Design, 7.30-9pm
If Barbie – the world's most popular doll – could talk, what would she say? Program a voice for Barbie and disrupt gender roles using open source electronic platform Arduino.
Re-Working the Model is developed by students as part of a Curatorial Studio in the Master of Curating and Cultural Leadership, UNSW Art & Design.
About the Intervenors:
Astrid Lorange is a writer, researcher, and lecturer at UNSW Art & Design and is currently exploring the relationship between writing and contemporary art – specifically, looking at 'expanded writing' practices that appear alongside, or as, art, and contemporary gallery work that has a focus on or can be read as writing. She is one half of the critical art collective Snack Syndicate and the curator of the talk series Conspiracy. Her writing can be found in Discipline, Art and Australia, Blackbox Manifold, Cordite, un Magazine and Jacket2. Poetry books include Ex, Minor Dogs and Eating and Speaking.
Liam Benson is a performance artist working to deconstruct the social perceptions of gender, race, culture, sexuality and identity by cross-referencing art, pop culture and media language. His work serves to celebrate the evolution of these social archetypes and explore the possibilities within the cross influence of socially entrenched identities and cultural and sub-cultural amalgamation.
Kusum Normoyle is an artist and UNSW Art & Design PhD candidate exploring the boundaries of performance art, noise and her own body. Armed with a microphone and amplifier, she uses non-verbal vocalisations, such as resonance, screaming and feedback, to investigate the limits of performance and the relationship of voice/bodies with locations and materials.
Ryuichi Fujimura & Kate Sherman are performing artists using non-verbal language to communicate empathy. They are currently investigating how movement conveys the aesthetic concept of Wabi Sabi. However, within the gallery space, can set movements, set phrases and improvisation enhance audience affect?
Located on our Paddington campus Art & Design's Makerspace allows freedom for expression and a hands-on making experience. They believe what we can achieve is only limited by our imaginations. As a UNSW platform and incubator for collaborative making, Makerspace seeks to dissolve the gaps between the disciplines of art and design, science, technology, engineering and mathematics.