Posted by kluster on October 5, 2010
42a is a unique and innovative installation that breathes new life into all forms of art. As previously announced, the exhibition has already made stops in Sydney and Brisbane, with Melbourne next on its list. Emerging Adelaide choreographer, dancer and director, Alison Currie, has us intrigued. More specifically, with her latest instalment, 42a.
Covered: An imagined space of houses and homes, a collaborative project, equal human beings, maintenance men behind the fridge.
Kluster: So, we hear 42a is a rather multifaceted affair, can you tell us a little more about the exhibition?
Alison Currie: 42a is multifaceted in that it incorporates many mediums. The work is based on and derived from ideas relating to house and home. It is a three dimensional installation that aims to immerse the viewer in the work. Many of the objects in the space are interactive, as is the dancing.
K: What inspired you to bring together dance, video, sound, media, sculpture and painting, all under the banner of the theme of house and home?
AC: In 2005 I travelled to the US to partake in an internship with the Builders Association media and performance company. I was interested in observing how various companies made work across mediums. I have always been influenced by my sister Bridget Currie’s visual art practice and am of the belief that dance is a visual art.More...
Posted by Audrey Lee on September 21, 2010
Founded by emerging Adelaide choreographer, director and dancer, Alison Currie, 42a is "home" to all forms of art. This creative and unique installation encompasses dance, sculpture, painting, video and new media. The traveling exhibition digs deep into the notion of house and home by exploring memories attached to objects, personal relationships behind closed doors, instructions found in homes, the relationship between individuals and the physical constructs of a home... The list goes on.
42a is a “living breathing installation”. In a performance that personally relates to its viewers, audience members will journey through a voyeuristic and experiential experience in a unique setting. Put together, 42a is a spectacular collective new work, made beautiful with its rich idealised vision.
42a is free to the public and is making stops in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Metro Art Galleries, Brisbane
18 to 25 September, Monday to Friday 10am-4:30pm, Saturday 2-5pm
Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
29 September to 3 October, Wednesday to Saturday 12-6pm
Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne
12 to 23 October, Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 12-4pm