Monday, September 27, 2010

Consumed- a live animation

'Consumed' showing at SMR (124 Nicholson St East Brunswick)
Consumed- a live animation' will be staged over seven days in a shopfront in Brunswick. Ten artists will each take over the space, divided equally into a studio and 'display' space, for (all, or a portion of) the 24 hours allotted to them. The left hand window in the shop front will be a back lit display space, or screen, and the right hand side will be a work space.

Taking down the previous installation and building up the next work will be recorded and edited to make ‘stop motion’ animated film. As each addition or subtraction will be recorded, the process and duration of the work will be part of the final outcome. The projects will be partially recorded by the audience and the artist, as well as by two fixed 'surveillance’ type cameras, creating multiple points of view on the project. The audience will be able to observe the display and the production from outside, or enter and observe it being made. If invited by the artists, the audience could make suggestions or comments or even participate in the manufacture or installation.

The work will be mostly produced on-site and installed on, behind, or in front of, the screen in the evening when viewing will be optimal. The work produced could be envisioned in a way that creates a time based experience through more than just recording the action of installing it.

The project explores the boundaries between audience and the artist, cycles of production and consumption, point of view, as well as notions of open source collaboration offline and online. Although each individual project will only survive for 24 hours, the resulting footage of all the projects will be made into a stop motion film that additionally incorporates the manufacturing processes and multiple view points. The film will be available online and potentially exhibited or added to though future events.

The event will run from the 3rd of October to the 10th of October. A presentation of the film is scheduled for later in the year at West Wing Gallery in the CBD.

The participating artists are
Olivia Pintos-Lopez
Emma Van Leest
Madeleine Griffith artist, art director and model maker
Hannah Bertram
Holly McNaught
Isobel Knowles
Van Sowerwine
Ghost Patrol
Lachlan Tetlow-Stuart

definitions of consumed: destroy or expend by use; use up. eat or drink up; devour.
3. to destroy, as by decomposition or burning: Fire consumed the forest.
4. to spend (money, time, etc.) wastefully. absorb; engross: consumed with curiosity undergo destruction; waste away. use or use up consumer goods.

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