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The Pyramid

Testing Grounds

Melbourne Design Week

26.02.18 - 30.06.18

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Testing Grounds
0225
26.02.18 - 30.06.18

Opening hours
All ages, free

A Pyramid made of 4317 bricks has landed at Testing Grounds for Melbourne Design Week (15-25 March 2018), and we’re invite designers, artists, and architects to take it on: use it as a provocation, as inspiration, as contemplation.

What is a monument without a moment? What is architecture without an inside? What is a stage without a platform?

Cutting through the temporary infrastructure of Testing Grounds, the pyramid is an answer in search of a question; a monumental form with no fundamental meaning; a blank canvas, a surface to be written on, a shell, a starting point…

What is it doing here? Could it be useful? What can we learn from it? What does it mean? What should we do with it?

Draw it.

Write about it.

Broadcast from it.

Sit on it.

Connect to it.

Sleep on it.

Talk to it.

Speak about it.

Exercise around it.

Discuss it.

Look at it.

Speak from it.

Pose questions to it.

Redesign it.

Ignore it.

Love it…

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2018, an initiative by Creative Victoria in partnership with NGV.

Built with the help of Interior Design at RMIT (and 140 willing and able first year students), and with generous support from the good people at Brickworks, who celebrate the moment when imagination is set free and the value of design education. See documentation of the build here

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Critical Mass EOI’s

Testing Grounds x Brunswick Mechanics Institute x Siteworks

Call out

05.04.18 - 30.04.18

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Testing Grounds x Brunswick Mechanics Institute x Siteworks
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05.04.18 - 30.04.18

Calling for Melbourne Fringe EOIs to join the Critical Mass.

Brunswick Mechanics Institute, Siteworks and Testing Grounds come together under one banner to program Critical Mass — a series of live performance, film, visual arts and multi-disciplinary events — for Melbourne Fringe 2018.

Selected artists will be part of a crowding of crucial ideas, amplifying a plethora of voices through curated programming.

Critical Mass is a space for an audacious community to gather and experience ambitious, experimental and critical art. There will be moments of respectful quiet, and times when we need to make noise.

Iman Farzandi, "Inner Self", Melbourne Fringe 2017, Testing Grounds
Photo credit: Marina Lamari

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Calling for Melbourne Fringe EOIs to join the Critical Mass.

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Infinite Version

Michael GF Prior

Exhibition

06.04.18 - 21.04.18

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Michael GF Prior
0072
06.04.18 - 21.04.18

Opening celebration
Friday 6 April 6-9pm

Exhibition hours
Wednesdays-Saturdays 10am-6pm

Artist talk
Saturday 21st April 12pm

Infinite Version organises natural and industrial materials into self ­generating compositions of sound, light and movement. The work aestheticises the transfer of energy from one form into another, harnessing the visual and sonic potentials of these events and composing them in time. The installation focusses on the relationships between sources and outcomes, sound and electricity, making the process of translation a central theme.

A small edition of catalogues featuring sounds and images from this project are available from the information desk or from via the artist’s website michaelprior.org

This project has been supported by Creative Victoria and City of Melbourne.

Image: Michael Prior

Opening celebration
Friday 6 April 6-9pm

Exhibition hours
Wednesdays-Saturdays 10am-6pm

Artist talk
Saturday 21st April 12pm

0231

Yarra Yarra

Alice Bennett & Anne Bennett

Residency

06.04.18 - 21.04.18

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Alice Bennett & Anne Bennett
0231
06.04.18 - 21.04.18

All ages
Open studio Friday 6 April 6pm.
Performance Saturday 21 April 6pm.

Over a three week period, Alice Bennett (sound artist) and Anne Bennett (visual artist) will collaborate for the first time to produce a large scale, indoor/outdoor immersive work, which references the Yarra River and its banks. Large translucent inky drawings, experimental and performative in nature, will spill out from the White Cube studio into the grounds. In correspondence with the changing light conditions and shifting watery shadows, a complex soundscape of ecological recordings taken along the Yarra’s reaches, melded with instrumental improvisations will flow through Testing Grounds.

Visitors will be encouraged to interact with the work as it evolves.

Image by: Anne Bennett, Still Glides the Stream and Shall for Ever Glide? detail, 2017, ink on perspex.

All ages
Open studio Friday 6 April 6pm.
Performance Saturday 21 April 6pm.

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Interior For a Film

Jeremy Eaton

Residency

23.04.18 - 11.05.18

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Jeremy Eaton
0197
23.04.18 - 11.05.18

All ages
23.04.2018-11.05.2018

This project is broken up into two distinct experimental activities. The first being a exploration of a series of sculptural works based on and made for interior settings to be tested across the outdoors, ‘public’ site of Testing Grounds. The second is the development of a script that will form the basis for a two channel video made in relation to a Pasolini film that starred his then young lover Davalo Ninetto. The concurrent exploration of the sculptural and text-based works embroils facets of homosocial history and how they are covertly revealed and engaged in artistic and social contexts.

 

Image by: Jeremy Eaton, Permissibility & The Red Circle, Installation view. Photo courtesy Andre Piguet

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All ages
23.04.2018-11.05.2018

0196

I AM GOOD

David Harris & Hilary Duff

Work in development

27.04.18 - 28.04.18

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David Harris & Hilary Duff
0196
27.04.18 - 28.04.18

All ages
27/4:
3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 7:30, 8:30
28/4:
11:30, 12:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 7:30, 8:30

An intimate immersive theatrical performance exploring the role of ethics in our day to day lives.

Audiences transcend from the role of spectator to performer through a series of participation, audio & visual experiences which define ‘goodness’ – challenging everyday ethical dilemmas around the specifics of race, gender, refugees, sexuality and politics.

You are invited for a private showing of this work in development.

 

Image by: Bonnie Leigh-Dodds

All ages
27/4:
3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 7:30, 8:30
28/4:
11:30, 12:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 7:30, 8:30

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