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0161

Experimental Video System

Rob Larsen / Marcus Cook

Research project

14.09.17 - 31.03.18

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Rob Larsen / Marcus Cook
0161
14.09.17 - 31.03.18

All Ages
During open hours

The installation and research development of a video exhibition system that attempts to overcome issues around the showing of video works, especially time-based works and those of a linear narrative, in public spaces and traditional galleries.

The viewer picks up the headphones to start the video and when they put down the headphones the video stops and resets itself.

This experimental system also has the ability to collect data on how many people have watched the video and at what point in time they decided to stop watching the video.

If you are an artist and have a video that you would like to see exhibited on this experimental video system you can submit an EOI here.

All Ages
During open hours

0180

Long Live Southbank

Andrew Clapham and Trent Griffiths

Banners project

03.11.17 - 31.03.18

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Andrew Clapham and Trent Griffiths
0180
03.11.17 - 31.03.18

All ages
All hours

This project is a creative response to the recent past and the near future of Southbank, in light of the major redevelopment of the suburb and the arts precinct slated to begin in 2018. Considering the unique position of Testing Grounds – geographically at the furthest corner of the precinct and temporally as a short-term project – the banners shout a declaration of love and hope for the future of the suburb in which we sit.

The project is a collaboration between designer Andrew Clapham and Testing Grounds Operations Manager Trent Griffiths, born of conversations about the evolution of Testing Grounds, the history of the site sometimes sitting inside and sometimes outside of the arbitrary space known as the ‘Arts Precinct’, and the imminent redevelopment of Southbank.

Accompanying the banners is a Love Letter to Southbank – part poem, part plea…

Image: Trent Griffiths

design ][ grounds ][ typography ]

0205

Artist-call out: Banners Project

Testing Grounds

Banners project

13.12.17 - 31.01.18

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Testing Grounds
0205
13.12.17 - 31.01.18

No deadline for submissions

Email submissions to arie@theprojects.com.au

NOW SEEKING APPLICATIONS

Testing Grounds will commission a series of banners from 2017-2019. Visible from City Road, Fanning Street and the Testing Grounds site and surrounds each banner commission will be raised for a maximum of three months and be exposed to thousands of people each week. Creative practitioners are commissioned to create printed designs, use them as a painterly canvas or create works of art using mixed media. Each commission can extend to include writing, performance or new media to incorporate innovative ideas into the banners.

Read here before submitting.

Image: 'forms of resistance', Beaziyt Worcou, Banners Project, 2017

design ][ flags ][ grounds ][ installation ]

No deadline for submissions

Email submissions to arie@theprojects.com.au

0204

Trade Stories

Lisa Hilli

Residency

11.01.18 - 27.01.18

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Lisa Hilli
0204
11.01.18 - 27.01.18

All ages
10am - 5pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday

An invitation to listen and share the history of materials exchanged and traded between Pacific Islander and European people during the 19th Century. Join artist in residence Lisa Hilli in her request for collective labour to thread a vast amount of beads to develop a site responsive work. Lisa and invited guests will retell the historical tales of trade, economic exploitation, cultural change and the building of colonial empires embedded within these small items known historically as trade beads.

Image by: Material Histories #3 video still, Lisa Hilli 2015

All ages
10am - 5pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday

0195

QueerTech.io

QueeTech.io

Residency

16.01.18 - 28.01.18

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QueeTech.io
0195
16.01.18 - 28.01.18

All ages
All day, every day

Responding to the growing international inquiry into practices of #queertech in digital art circles, QueerTech.io have invited artists from around the world to come together digitally, physically and oh-so-queerly to contribute internet artworks, projects and provocations to the ongoing #queertech conversation. Virtual spaces have been embraced by queer communities since the emergence of online media. Whilst mainstream digital culture has remained dominated by white cis-male bro culture, there is a strong emerging international community of artists who are exploring the potential of ‘queering’ digital art practices and spaces.

Image by: Xanthe Dobbie 2017, '2001 Fuchsia Rose' from '21st Century Greatest Hits Screensaver Pack', web collage and downloadable screensaver (Mac/PC), infinite loop

clear box ][ residency ][ video art ][ visual art ]

All ages
All day, every day

0085

Double Bind

Double bind collective

Exhibition

02.02.18 - 10.02.18

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Double bind collective
0085
02.02.18 - 10.02.18

All ages

Opening night celebratation
6pm-10pm, Friday 2nd

Exhibition open
10am-6pm Wednesdays-Saturdays

Fifteen artists are taking over Testing Grounds with all new works for Double Bind! More than your average group show, Double Bind pushes the boundaries and takes artists out of their comfort zones, presenting work from artists across Australia like you have never seen before. Each artist has been challenged to immerse themselves in the practice of another artist in the exhibition resulting in a new work that marries both their partner’s and their own signature styles; art-fusion, if you will. Double Bind sees sculptors paired with performance artists, minimalists paired with feminists, academics paired with designers, and so much more! Come down to Testing Grounds February 2, 6 pm – 11 pm. Not one to be missed, Double Bind runs across the entire site of Testing Grounds February 2 – 10, Double Bind is a summer must-see.

Image by: N.Waddell:

arts event ][ exhibition ][ grounds ][ visual art ]

All ages

Opening night celebratation
6pm-10pm, Friday 2nd

Exhibition open
10am-6pm Wednesdays-Saturdays

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