SITE EIGHT / 16 to 28 June 2017 (Opening 15 June 5-7pm, Opening Hours Monday to Saturday 1-5pm or by appointment)
Unintended is an experiential inquiry into the process of meaning-making that stems from our interactions with Contemporary art. The exhibition assembles a collection of sculptural works that re-purpose, re-contextualise and re-invent everyday objects, creating a multi-sensory landscape of anticipation and inquiry. By considering the performative capacity of the art object, its materiality, and construction, Unintended breathes new life into formerly quotidian objects.
Jessica Clark is a curatorial intern at RMIT:ART:INTERSECT and is currently a Master of Art (Arts Management) candidate in the School of Art. Rikki-Paul Bunder, Dom Krapski and Garry Moore are currently undertaking a Master of Fine Art also in the School of Art.
LIGHTSCAPES / 26 June to 29 October 2017 at Knox Place
RMIT:ART:INTERSECT presents the work of three students from the Master of Fine Arts program delivered through the Hong Kong Art School in collaboration with RMIT University.
LIGHTSCAPES / 21 February to 18 June 2017 at Rodda Lane
Empire of Dirt is a site-responsive research project and public artwork located in Rodda Lane, engaging both the public space and the Rodda Lane LIGHTSCAPES . Geurts' work proposes a future archaeology, looking at the new hybrid biology of the current epoch we are living in, the Anthropocean era.
SITUATE / 6 March to 2 April 2017
SPARE ROOM / 14 July to 17 August 2017
Miok Chung is an artist from South Korea and a Professor at the School of Art in Keimyung University (Daegu, Korea). She predominantly works as a painter with a focus on concepts of line and repetition.
SITUATE / 10 April to 21 May 2017
SPEAKER / 26 April 2017, 12:30-1:30PM at RMIT Building 1, level 2, room 17
PROJECT SPACE / 19 May to 29 June 2017 (Opening 18 May 5-7PM)
Judy Anderson’s work is deeply personal with a focus on spirituality, family, and graffiti with the purpose of honoring people in her life. Her current work honours Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal women who have blazed a trail by changing lives and inspiring others, including hers. These installations include beading, handmade-paper, furs, traditionally tanned moose hide, sound and found objects that reveal the complexities of personal relationships.
SPARE ROOM / 19 May to 29 June 2017 (Opening 18 May 5-7PM)
Kieren Seymour is a Melbourne-based artist who's practice is primarily image-based and informed by fragments of politics, economics and personal experiences stitched together with absurdity and humour. He works across multiple mediums, realising works through video, digital painting and photography.
SITUATE / 12 June to 6 August 2017
PROJECT SPACE / 14 July to 17 August 2017 (Opening 20 July 5-7PM)
Lilo Nein is a guest of SITUATE as a part of the SITUATE Austrian Arts Residency Exchange.
LIGHTSCAPES / 26 June to 29 October 2017
The 50s and 60s were the golden age of Hong Kong's movie industry. At that time, a unique approach was adopted to overlap images on the film to create a variety of visual experiences. This project, which was developed by Hong Kong artist Carol Lee Mei-Kuen, uses as its ground a series of historical movie posters from this period. Dialogue Across the Years considers the role and position of the public and of advertising in both this source material and its light box installation. Through "time drawing", Lee reproduces, remembers and reinvigorates some of the captivating and wonderful stories of Hong Kong's cultural history.
LIGHTSCAPES / 26 June to 29 October 2017
Weng Io Wong's Encroachment aims to look into the relationship between human consciousness and technology. Her work investigates the complex and interlacing relationship between self and virtual identity, specifically paying attention to the qualities of anonymity and repetition that manifest there.
SITE EIGHT / 3 to 17 August 2017 (Opening Thursday 3 August 5-7pm)
Each year the School of Art awards a number of Honours Travelling Awards to students with the aim of supporting Honours graduates who demonstrate outstanding levels of art practice and academic achievement. Three to four selected graduates are assisted each year through the provision of a grant awarded to undertake overseas travel for the purposes of research. And the awardees are also invited to present new work in a group exhibition in SITE EIGHT during the year that follows the awarding of their grants.
SPEAKER / Wednesday 26 July 2017, 12.30-1.30PM at RMIT Building 1, level 2, room 17
Jason Maling is an artist who constructs compositions of social agency that move between comedy and critique. He explores individual and collective expressions of play through processes of public invitation, exchange and negotiation. Jason’s practice is both solo and highly collaborative and he often engages with unusual sites, subcultures and communities. He co-founded art collective Field Theory in 2009 and his recent projects include the podcast series Kids vs Art, the durational broadcast 9000 Minutes (Queen Victoria Market), The Physician, an ongoing cultural anxiety treatment program for art Institutions (MCA Sydney, City Gallery, Wellington) and Vanitas, a transmedia thriller for smartphones (Melbourne General Cemetery). Jason is currently developing a major new project with Field Theory called Final Visions which is part of the upcoming ACCA show Greater Together.
SITUATE / 1 August to 10 October 2017
PROJECT SPACE / 6 October to 16 November 2017 (Opening 5 October 5-7PM)
Rui MIzuki is a Kyoto-based artist who is the recipient of the 2017 SITUATE / Asialink / Tokyo Wondersite residency exchange. His project will explore Melbourne's urban environment through drawing and photography, with a particular focus on skate culture.
SITUATE / 7 August to 20 August 2017
Born in 1947, Michel Chion is a composer, filmmaker, historian and writer – and arguably the world’s foremost thinker on sound in cinema.
SITUATE / 17 August to 29 October 2017 at AIR Krems, Austria
Jeremy Bakker is the recipient of the 2017 SITUATE Austrian Arts Residency Exchange.
PROJECT SPACE / SPARE ROOM / 25 August to 28 September 2017 (Opening 24 August 5—7PM)
David Bielander (Switzerland), Helen Britton (Australia) and Yutaka Minegishi (Japan) are jewellers and artists who have worked together since 2002 from a shared atelier in Munich. Each has developed a highly regarded international practice based on entirely distinct visual languages, rigorous personal research and a highly crafted, innovative approach to materials. These distinct practices are drawn together in this exhibition, in a presentation that recreates the convivial, collective atmosphere of the shared studio.
SPARE ROOM / 25 August to 28 September 2017 (Opening Thursday 24 August 5-7pm)
Precisely is a tribute to Sue Lorraine’s late father, architect and artist Hans Lorraine. Bringing together the artists’ interest in scientific research, representation and personal memories of her father, the works reflect on their qualities of ingenuity, resourcefulness and invention. By drawing on mathematical, engineering and architectural sources, the objects in the exhibition pay homage to Lorraine’s father’s modest and precise life. The works are both insightful and inventive, lovingly and precisely crafted as a celebration of a creative life.
SPEAKER / 29 March 2017, 12.30-1.30PM at RMIT Building 24, level 1, room 1
SITUATE / 1 September to 14 October 2017 at TNUA and KdMoFA, Taiwan
James Geurts is the recipient of the SITUATE Taiwanese Arts Residency Exchange.