Thursday 7th July (Performance): 6 - 9pm
Friday 8th July (Performance): 6 - 9pm
Saturday 9th July (Discourse): 12 - 2 pm
Saturday 9th July (Performance): 3 - 6pm
Transparency Collective create solo live art, together. The four artists engage in a dialogue to enable the development of diverse works that sit between performance and installation.
Procedures of building that expand and collapse through the gallery space; a meandering, physical journey that asks for the viewer's interference; a mutual rumination on our relationship to the city; and an intimate encounter with craft and ancestry.
Through a process built on mutual exchange, the Collective will produce four works distinct in form yet connected by experiments in the proximity between artist, art, and viewer. Over the three days, the works will continually unfold; responsively to encounters with the viewer and with each other.
With a process based on permeability and extending beyond the Collective; you are invited to lunch on Saturday of the three day event for discussion and discourse.
The process will also metabolise at: http://transparencycollective.tumblr.com
Please read, witness, and engage.
Transparency Collective is a young constellation of experienced artists. The four artists who form the group come from diverse backgrounds to join in a collaborative dialogue around solo live art practice. With vastly diverse experience and skills in the visual and performing arts - ranging from millinery, circus, physical performance, design, video, and installation - they satellite each other’s work, disparate in form but connected in a shared focus on communal process and a mutuality of experience; intent on debunking the myth of the hermetic, isolate artist, and growing a culture of transparent discussion around the ‘solo’ practice.
This Transparency Collective project was developed with the support of 2011 FreeRange at Metro Arts and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Transparency Collective would also like to thank CUTLER & CO and the Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria for their generous support.