I’m taking part in this group show with my ”transmission″ video. Living in the Ruins of the Twentieth Century is a celebration of curiosity through the profound and the mundane.
Presenting a vision of the Twentieth Century as a history of false starts, obsolete technologies and unrealised utopias, Living in the Ruins is an archaeological dig into the material culture that shapes our present. In association with the influential New York based magazine Cabinet, curators Adam Jasper and Holly Williams draw together objects from art, science and ethnography in an investigation of the ruins, remnants and ill-fated prototypes that defined a century already far enough in the past to be foreign to us, but close enough that we still have no fitting monuments for it.
Living in the Ruins creates a contemporary Wunderkammer that traverses diverse themes from islands to explosions and giant spheres. The exhibition will be anchored by a reading room of Cabinet publications (the only complete collection in Australia). The accompanying room guides offer several pathways through the exhibition, from Potential Energy to Documents.
The exhibition combines artefacts from the Macleay Museum and the University of Sydney, the Museum of Old and New Art, the Westpac Archives and the Powerhouse Museum with articles from Cabinet and works by Australian and international artists including Daniel Knorr, Patrick Pound, Gianni Motti, Hany Armanious, Maria Friberg, Roman Signer, Sarah Pickering, Nicholas Mangan,Tracey Moffatt, David Haines & Joyce Hinterding, Vicky Browne, the Institute of Critical Zoologists, Michael Stevenson, Jaki Middleton & David Lawrey, Nadia Wagner, Alex Gawronski, Lillian O’Neil, Matthew Shannon, Koji Ryui and others. More info here.