All that is solid melts into movement

Barry, Kaya, Dennis, Rea and Keane, Jondi 2018, All that is solid melts into movement, Counihan Gallery, Brusnwick, Vic..

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Title All that is solid melts into movement
Creator(s) Barry, Kaya
Dennis, ReaORCID iD for Dennis, Rea orcid.org/0000-0002-6214-3504
Keane, JondiORCID iD for Keane, Jondi orcid.org/0000-0002-6553-3313
Year presented 2018
Year created 2018
Material type art original
Description of artwork Gallery installation composed of video, sound, segments of moving footpath, a section of wall that moves, and a bicycle.
Publisher Counihan Gallery
Place of publication Brusnwick, Vic.
Keyword(s) Embodied knowlege
performance and mobility
kinetic perception
Summary Almost 200 years ago, the stability of society and culture were seen to be dissolving under our feet. Marx’s famous phrase, “All that is solid melts into air” poetically described a world transforming into an uncontrollable collection of wills and desires. Our contention is that the dissolution of society—that has led to the Anthropocene, the new geological era—is less a “melting” than a movement from vertical hierarchies of power to horizontal distributions of access. Today, there is no stable connection of ideas to structures. The experience is one of constant movement and uncertainty of the strength of the social fabric. This exhibition will examine how, despite constant movement, common ground can be found. Through the way ideas affect our lived experience, we will focus on the destabilized pillars of meaning and the measure and shifting value. All that is solid melts into movement uses the basic conditions of horizontal and vertical / stasis and movement to explore how the unexpected movement of solid, immoveable things affects the way we orient ourselves and make judgements about our shared world. We will produce segments of moving footpath and sidewalk, and a section of wall that move. These moveable structures will be activated by ourselves and audiences accompanied by the artists. The performative and installed elements will be augmented and amplified by a series of video works that show documents of the artists using walls in a dance of constant adaptation, negotiation and meditation on the world up on wheels.
Notes The moveable structures are activated by artist and audience. A bicycle traverses the spaces and negotiates moving footpaths and wall. The performative and installed elements are augmented and amplified by a series of video documents of the artists using walls in a dance of constant adaptation, negotiation and meditation on the world up on wheels.
Language eng
Field of Research 190504 Performance and Installation Art
190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
Socio Economic Objective 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
HERDC Research category J2 Minor original creative work
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30114577

Document type: Artwork
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
 
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