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Zone Four

Peter Blackburn

Performance

10.11.16 - 20.11.16

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Peter Blackburn
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10.11.16 - 20.11.16

Zone Four was a performance about young people and their relationship to art, authority and the transit system. Four new staged works by young writers mentored through ATYP’s Fresh Ink initiative included We Apologise by Georgia Symons, You Love It by Holly Brindley, Top Up by Fiona Spitzkowsky and Platform 13 by Angus Cameron.

The project utilised the entire site, prior to the official opening of Testing Grounds. It was directed by Peter Blackburn as part of the VCA Directors’ Season 2016.

clear box ][ grounds ][ performance ][ student ][ vca ]

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Transition

Yandell Walton

Projection

25.11.16 - 12.12.16

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Yandell Walton
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25.11.16 - 12.12.16

Yandell Walton combines architectural space with the projected image, merging the actual and the virtual. Often creating site-specific work for non-traditional and public spaces, she investigates notions of impermanence in relation to environmental, social and political themes. History, time and the traces we leave behind us have previously been explored through a series of works that focus on the movement of light and figures through architectural space. This commission for Testing Grounds, Transition, further developed this body of work, projecting moving bodies across the barn doors of the Clear Box, giving the site the sense of being occupied even when empty.

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Untitled

Andrew Atchison

Installation

25.11.16 - 09.12.16

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Andrew Atchison
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25.11.16 - 09.12.16

Installed in time for the Testing Grounds re-opening celebration, Andrew Atchison’s over-size sculptural mobile hung from the overhead structure of the site over three weeks. The free, endless movement and recombination of the various elements around a central anchor point was inspired by the idea of complexity within individuals.

 

 

canopy ][ grounds ][ installation ]

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Thinking Out Loud

Michael Prior

Installation

25.11.16 - 12.12.16

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Michael Prior
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25.11.16 - 12.12.16

Michael Prior automates material to create self-generating compositions of motion and sound. Relationships between sculptural elements grow through rhythm and chance, speaking to people’s fundamental impulses to interpret patterns. The artist is interested in the aesthetics of transduction: the transfer of energy from one form into another, the visual and sonic potentials of these events and their composition into works of art.

Over several weeks of development during the building of the new Testing Grounds site, Michael improvised site-responsive sculptural works, taking cues from the new structures, the weather, the sonic position and other people present. The works were on display for the re-opening celebration.

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