Proposal for three t-shirt designs.
Three quotes which have strong parallels in the way they state the relations between self and world. Text is printed across the chest, as a statement of identity, a slogan, an affirmation of the vital connection between the internal movements of the body and the external dynamics of the world.
I have been invited to take part in this live creative research performance, organised by the PPPPP Group. Over a one-hour period, a group of invited individuals will collaborate without speaking, but instead through direct exchange and interaction with various objects and materials brought into the space by the participants.
The setting is redolent of an open market bazaar or black market gambling setting, where there is a constant exploring of the terms of interaction, mediation, materials and exchange – but mediated through the materials at hand rather than spoken or written language.
The event takes place over several sessions on Friday May 3rd and Saturday May 4th at the Design Hub at RMIT.
I attended the Drawing Out conference Writing—Drawing, organised by RMIT University and University of the Arts, London; and hosted at the RMIT design hub. The conference addressed the relationship between writing and drawing through various ideas including discovery, translation and notation.
I met for an intense and stimulating conversation with Andrew Suttar, a self-proclaimed “bubbleologist,” which ranged across ideas of feedback systems, human development, economics, Frei Otto, Joseph Campbell, Adam Curtis and ended with him gifting me a bottle of the world’s best bubble-blowing mixture.
Sunlight, passive ventilation system, space blanket, magnets.
A lightweight blanket made of polyurethane film with a thin coating of aluminium is draped over the fresh air outlet of a passive ventilation system. As air flows into the space, the blanket rises and falls, picking up varying reflections from inside and outside the space, and making visible this commonplace but subtle phenomenon.
Breathing. Space. is a collection of projects that are being developed to investigate a series of inter-related ideas: air, breath, vitality, pressure, interiority, ambience and atmosphere. Over the next three months I will produce, install and perform a range of small interventions which explore these inter-relationships and the thresholds between them.
Thanks to Hsu Han for the photo.
detail from #346 Drawing (Tracing from the Perry Street Project Wading Pool, Buffalo, NY), 2011.
ONE to ONE was a Masters of Architecture studio that I developed and co-taught at the University of Melbourne. The studio investigated materiality and immateriality through methods of architectural representation, focusing on an expanded notion of architectural drawing. The design process began with material/immaterial explorations, before moving to the production of a detail drawing at 1:1 scale. Students were asked to consider material and spatial relationships with the body, before developing a larger architectural proposition.
compiled november 2012 to january 2013
mixtaped january 2013
featuring: aaliyah, azealia banks, blackalicious, the blessings, clams casino, cody chestnutt, cooly g, danny brown, erykah badu, flying lotus, frank ocean, future, hudson mohawke, latyrx, luke slott, madlib, main attrakionz, mike slott, oddisee, the roots, rustie, s-type, theesatisfaction, tnght, trouble, trusta and the weeknd.
artwork by james hugonin.
a question of trust by onora o’neill, published by cambridge university press, 2002.
This was a two-day conference hosted by UTS and Interstices journal. Keynote speakers were Jonathan Hill who spoke on ‘Weather Architecture’ and Philip Ursprung, whose talk was titled ‘Limits to Representation.’ More details here.
Daylight, lenses, weather sensors, software, sound and mixed media.
Exhibited in the group show Cloudy Sensoria.
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne.
October – December, 2012
This installation employs a camera obscura to project an image of the sky immediately outside the gallery into the darkened interior. Data from an array of various sensors located outside the space are routed into a piece of custom software, which manipulates dozens of small samples of sound to create an “aural cloud” that responds to the atmospheric conditions beyond the gallery space.
Cloud Sound takes known everyday phenomena — weather, optics — and transforms them into a space of delicate and lively experience. The installation breaks our habitual attention, literally turning the world upside–down. By doing so, it draws attention to the complex relations that constitute experience, the various climatic and affective atmospheres involved.
The Kitset Constructing Phylogenies workshop has been published in the first issue of Ubiquity: Journal of Pervasive Media. An online copy of the issue is available from the publishers here.
From light phenomena to sound, qualities of smell and the dispersal of air in space, Cloudy Sensoria explores the intangible forms of sensation. The exhibition acts as a site specific interpretation of the time shifting experiences at Bundoora Homestead. Originally the home of an aristocratic family, then an institution for men deeply traumatised and often disfigured by war; no one lives here anymore, it is now a cultural centre, a place for ideas and contemplation. As if the walls could tell their stories, the artists engage the audience in new ways of seeing – often not with the eyes – perceiving the building, its location and history.
Artists: Chris Cottrell, Georgina Cue, Jason Parmington, Cara-Ann Simpson and Malte Wagenfeld.
Curated by Cara-Ann Simpson and Malte Wagenfeld.
Exhibition runs Friday October 19 – Sunday December 2
Opening launch : Saturday October 27th, 3-6pm
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne.
More details available here.