Thursday 8/15/22 October
ART ON TAP
A series of discussions investigating some of the usual haunts of ‘the experimental’.
Where does the experimental exist within the broadly contemporary—in opposition? invisibly? or driving & critiquing it?
Does it stand aloof and alone?
Has it been shut down?
Introductions by Ken Bolton, literary icon and Dark Horsey Bookshop manager.
Hosted by MC extraordinaire Monte Masi, Adelaide-born artist & writer.
FEEL THE WIDTH • 8 October
Sera Waters • Louise Haselton • Kate Power
There is currently some focus on ‘embodied materiality’. Why? Is it ‘post-conceptual’ (like neo-geo was?)—or does it deal in the psychological, the proprioceptive etcetera? Does the materiality ‘stand for’ wider Nature: is it ecological? or merely existential?
SOUND ART / SOUND IN ART • 15 October
Stephen Whittington • Riley O’Keeffe • Christine Collins
Is sound a medium for artists working with duration, sense-data, space? As opposed to composers? Do the strictures, the practices,
of Minimalism, collage, postmodernism apply?
Do they ‘apply’ differently to artists and composers?
QUO VADIS? • 22 October
Roy Ananda • Eve Sullivan • Ben Leslie • Rayleen Forester
Directions in art at the moment
what? which? where? Tell me when you see it.
Once it was argued that art worked away at a ‘problematic’—there were loci of commitment—
to a style, an ‘area of concern’, a way of working—or a commitment to its overthrow. But now?
Curators, theorists, critics and artists respond.