‘breathing space: notes for rooflines‘: Cecilia White’s installation, sound and performance opened Friday 07 February 2013 in the international group show A Transposition of Space: an international exchange between Verge Gallery Sydney and Concord Gallery LA. Her work included notes for rooflines: painting/installation 15m x .75m (cotton, acrylic, ink); notes for rooflines and two sirens: sound work 06′(keys, ephemeral sound); wrapped in sound: sculpture (muslin, ink, usb stick, sound work); AWAY: wordwork (graphite); in sight of voice: collage 60cmx60cm (acrylic, oil, muslin, paper), two performances.
Like an archaeological dig, A Transposition of Space explores and dissects the multiple layers of social, cultural and environmental history that contour the geographies surrounding Verge Gallery, Sydney and Concord Gallery, LA. Through this collaborative exchange, artists, writers and actors on opposite sides of the globe will seek to understand and interpret their own surroundings and position within the urban landscape by engaging with representations of one another’s historical and environmental fabric.
Working with a wide range of media, artists blend fact with imagination to compile a series of artefacts, maps and works that will be exchanged between galleries and then reinterpreted (and perhaps misinterpreted) into two fascinating exhibitions. Works include a paste-up of urban mythologies, interpretive maps that personalise immovable terrains, and a sound piece that attempts to reconcile the ghosts of the past with the landscape of the present.
The exhibition includes a series of performative events that involve storytelling, map reading/writing, experimental tours and social experimentation. These seek to explore our fluid understanding of complex urban geographical histories, landscapes of mind and interpretation of experience.
WHO: (Verge) Cecilia White, Kate Beckingham, Bartholomew Oswald, Heidi Abraham, Sahar Hosseinabadi, Justine Holt, Lucas Davidson, Penelope Cain, Fleur Wiber, Brigitte Gerges, Christopher Hay, Michaela Savina, Harriet Hope Streeter, Finn Davis, Victoria Baldwin, Esther Rolfe, (Concord) Arjuna Neuman, Marco Di Domenico, Erin Schneider, Eirik Schmertmann, Clifford Pun, Francisco Janes, Fabian Euresti, Elizabeth Wiatr, contributors to the consortium of concord press
WHEN: Opening Thursday February 7, 6pm. Feb 8-22. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Dream : the artists explore the cultural and sensory experience of sleep; Friday February 8, 8pm – Saturday February 9, 11am; At table: the artists break bread 14 February, 7pm; International panel discussion Friday 22 February, 2pm.
WHERE: Verge Gallery, City Road, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, University of Sydney