c3/Testing Grounds: 2 Signals, Jon Butt + c3.
Internet connected LED beacons, motion sensors, 2017 (technical assistance by Alexander Radesvki & Ryan Ralph)
Work presented in tandem with Benjamin Woods for c3's contribution
Click HERE for a review of the exhibition by Anna Dunnill for Artguide
17.05.2017 - 27.05.2017
Wednesday 17 May, 6-9pm
with performances by LISTEN,
Saturday 20 May, 3-6pm
Internet-enabled RGB LED beacons are situated at c3 and Testing Grounds and remain connected at all times. A sensor in each gallery space activates the system. If you are in one space, you will set off the sensor, send a signal through a number of internet pathways and the light beacon will pulse at the other space. You are both in this space and the other space.
Red Button: You may choose to press the red button. (press and hold for 5 seconds) This sends a signal back to c3 and sets off the corresponding red LED in the foyer space. Someone may or may not see this occur. You are reaching out. Someone may or may not respond and you may see your red LED flash.
Set as a material conversation between Artist Run Initiatives (ARI’s) and Aboriginal Art Centres in Australia and the Asia-Pacific, this project embodies and provokes conversations about place: How does place matter for artists? Why do ARIs exist in specific places? What is the place of practice?
Writer Chris Kraus’s ‘radical localism’ points to the importance of the local places of art-making compared to global-centrism noting that ARIs create “an opportunity to remain in one’s own community and assert an alternative ethos.” This ethos is crucial to the survival of art because ARIs create a sustainable and rich culture built from the ground up.
This exhibition includes creative responses from AirSpace Projects, Articulate Project Space, BUS Projects, BLINDSIDE, Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Cooperative, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Cementa, FELTspace, One Place After Another, Open-Contemporary Art Center (Taipei), Raygun Projects, Ruang MES 56 (Yogyakarta), Trocadero Art Space, The Laundry Art Space, The Walls, Waringarri Arts, Watch This Space, West Space and more…
Curated by Anabelle Lacroix. A research project directed by Maria Miranda.
This project is supported by the City of Melbourne, the Australia Council for the Arts and the Australian Research Council
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