You are cordially invited to attend the opening of an installation by TEMPORARYCONTEMPORARY in collaboration
with artists Leesa and Nicole Abahuni on June 3rd commencing at 7.30pm as final
part of the project Coalesce: The Remix, held at
®edux throughout May untill June 6th, 2005.
For four weeks, a complex multi-authored
installation will convert ®edux space into a series of overlaid exhibitions /
projects ranging from intervention to discursive platform, from publication to
happening in the context of events, video screenings and DJ
Click here for
images of previous Coalesce incarnations.
is part of an on-going project, a mutating environment of overlapping exhibitions of painting, video, and text work in migration held at key locations. Coalesce is curated by Paul O'Neill.
During the week leading up to the 3rd June, Jen Wu and Anthony Gross of
TEMPORARYCONTEMPORARY will curate three events, each taking the form of
a private poker game. In this metaphorical situation,
with the curators as dealers and exhibitors as gamblers, the card playing
becomes a stand-in for the to and fro of socialised culture
production. The 'game'
forces a strategy through the mechanism of its performance [each game will be played for four hours over
three days] for potential exhibitions, and through its discursive conversations
provides networks that suture the exhaustive adrenalin and power-play of
winning and losing [in the
art-world] back to the primary
'logic' of competitive
The gallery itself is transferred into a gambling lounge with 'drinks tables'
by Goodwin and 'rest areas' by Padilha, reading
material by Sarah Pierce, Dave Beech and Mark Hutchinson, accumulated leftovers
from the first, second and
third weeks. The sessions will be recorded with
techniques familiar from televised poker, with a specially constructed table allowing for under and overhead
footage and recordings. This material will be edited, projected and combined
to be screened on the night of June 3rd, against Leesa and Nicole Abahuni's
performative experiments in synesthesia and collaboration with electronic sound musician Scott Hewitt. By
re-ordering their perceptual arrays through mirroring devices and their refractive obstructions to any clear
view, an audience may enter into a 'game' of
chance where the superfluity of elements leads to a subtraction of the real from within the body of the
exhibition. The 'gestalt' of these environmental
adjusters is 'soft' rather than
'hard', within the terms of a history of the
interactive whose origins are formed in early modernism, amid kinaesthetic works from Duchamp to Takis through
the sensorial imaginaries of concrete and electronic music.
Each layer within Coalesce offers alternative levels to experience and interact with the works presented. The
gallery walls, panels, ceilings and floors covered with works that both physically
and conceptually overlap - produce a fluctuation between what is expected universally by an exhibition as
'comfortable' and what cannot be anticipated in terms of an unprecedented
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