Monday, March 16, 2015

the object as score - margaret lawrence gallery VCA

The Object As Score




Sean Baxter, Matthew Day, Nathan Gray, Helen Grogan, Laresa Kosloff, Igor Krenz, 

Dylan Martorell, Stuart Sherman, Charlie Sofo, Torben Tilly, Danae Valenza with 

performances by Ernie Altoff, Sean Baxter, Arini Byng, Matt Day, Helen Grogan, 

Shelley Lasica and Katie Lee, Joel Stern. Curated by Nathan Gray.

Identifying a strand of thought in local and international interdisciplinary art

making, The Object as Score presents works that recognise the potential objects

might hold for action and interaction. The Fluxus artists, as students of John

 Cage, utilised the simple written score that he had developed with 4’33” –

 his silent work, which consists of the musical term ‘tacet’ (to wait) as the

 sole instruction for each movement. The Fluxus 'event score' was a direct

development of the written notation of 4’33”that used the brevity and

potentiality of language as a compact method of transmitting

ideas for performance. It was the multivalence of language that

allowed these performances to be open,indeterminate or even

impossible. Using the object as a score in sculpture, contemporary

improvised music and performance at large, this exhibition does not

explore language as a medium for the transmission of open performance

works, rather it employs the object as stand-in for the written score,

recognising it as a provocation for action.

Events and performances

Friday 6 March, 12.30 pmSean Baxter – Schmelzwerk

Torben Tilly – artist floor talk

Saturday 7 March, 2:30 pm Matthew Day - Weighting (2015)

Ernie Althoff

Helen Grogan – CONCRETE ROOM (2005-) and LIGHT (2003)

Saturday 14 March, 2:30 pm  Matthew Day - Weighting (2015)

Saturday 21 March, 2:30 pm  Matthew Day - Weighting (2015)

Arini Byng - Ready for the House

Joel Stern

Shelley Lasica and Katie Lee – Possibility of Performance

Saturday 28 March, 2:30pm   Matthew Day - Weighting (2015)

40 Dodds Street
 Southbank VIC 3006 Map

Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Saturday

12pm - 5pm

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