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0413

NOSTOS, SING TO ME (BALIKBAYAN)

Kenneth Suico

Residency

06.04.21 - 30.04.21

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Kenneth Suico
0413
06.04.21 - 30.04.21

Wednesday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Kenneth Suico is a visual artist and photographer living and working in Naarm / Melbourne, Australia. Born in Cebu, Philippines, Suico’s pandisciplinary practice ranges from video, photo, and projection, to sculptural installation, and performance. This project, a public artwork in progress, stems from Homer’s ancient Greek epic’ The Odyssey’ and its themes of Nostos (“returning to the homeland by sea”), the siren/s encountered by the hero Odysseus, which has been portrayed and translated over the centuries from Classical art to Pop music. The crux of this story is the concept of the hero Odysseus’ longing and pining for ‘home’ (Nostos); back to Ithaka from fighting in the Trojan war.

Image of artist courtesy artist.

0419

A.R Studio Residency

Abbey Rich

Residency

06.04.21 - 30.04.21

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Abbey Rich
0419
06.04.21 - 30.04.21

Wednesday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Abbey Rich is a multidisciplinary artist working across canvas, walls and the body. With a focus on human relationships to one another and their environments, Rich uses any means to explore their ideas visually. Rich aims to create their first series of sculptural works, looking at the body in nature, genderless curving forms interacting with other natural forms such as plants or the intended environment itself.

Photo credit - Madeline Bishop.

0416

The Exact Dimensions of Hell

Alice Darling & Bridget Mackey

N/A

06.04.21 - 30.04.21

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Alice Darling & Bridget Mackey
0416
06.04.21 - 30.04.21

Wednesday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Bridget and Alice will be working together during their residency, alongside musician Christopher Gray and designer Meg Wilson, on their experimental and collaborative project titled, ‘The Exact Dimensions of Hell’. TEDH deconstructs a true-crime article by John Saffran titled The Witch of Corella Place (The Age, 2015), and the real-life account of “muse” Leah Hirsig’s relationship to Occultist Aleister Crowley. They call on contemporary feminist theories, drawing particularly from the books ‘Rape’ (Joanna Bourke) and ‘Rethinking Rape’ (Ann J. Cahill) to disembowel the Charismatic Leader Archetype, and bring into focus the experience of the young adult at the centre of our story.

Photograph of artist Bridget Mackey dancing with friends at her 14th Birthday party. Photo Credit: Jonquil Mackey.

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