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#092 George Poonkhin Khut

George Poonkhin Khut (b. 1969, Australia)
Distillery: Waveforming, 2012

QAGOMA Brisbane, visited 03/09/2019

Sound and colours respond to your heartbeat…

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#091 Yuki Kihara

Yuki Kihara (b. 1975, Samoa)
Siva in Motion, 2012

QAGOMA Brisbane, visited 03/09/2019

Very evocative work combining dance and creative video editing – and display…

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#087 Dwyer & Williams

Mikala Dwyer (b. 1959, Australia)
Justene Williams (b.1970, Australia)
Mondspiel/[Moon Play], 2019

Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne, visited 31/08/2019

Come on… rocking theremin sculptures… they’ve got theremins in them!!!

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#081 Tony Schwensen

Tony Schwensen (b. 1970, Australia)
Rocking in the free world – Neil Young’s passport, 2008

QAGOMA Brisbane, visited 02/09/2019

There are clearly ways how to make art in a rather comfortable manner and still end up in major galleries…

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#074 Allora & Calzadilla

Jennifer Allora (b.1974, USA)
Guillermo Calzadilla (b.1971, Cuba)
Stop, repair, prepare: variations on ‘Ode to joy’ for a prepared piano, 2012

AGNSW Sydney / State Library of Victoria, Melbourne visited on 07/09/2019

I can’t wait to experience the performance itself…

Otherwise it is a good reminder that there rarely are reasons to consider something as ‘holy’ and ‘untouchable’ when making art – even if it is a nice grand piano or a classic piece of music that is also adopted as the national anthem of EU. I wonder if non-EU nationality of the artists plays any role in that… on the other hand I’d guess that not very many Europeans would be aware of EU anthem anyway…

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#066 Shaun Gladwell

Shaun Gladwell (b. 1972, Australia)
Skateboarders vs Minimalism, 2016

MCA Sydney, visited 08/09/2019

An unanticipated and cool way to engage with art objects – to skate all over them. There is something about different mode of interaction with art that in itself is art-generative… I did not spend much time watching the videos (most likely I would have skated on the works for quite a while if I only knew how to ride a board), but so much more appreciating the concept itself… And yet, I do think that I appreciate it more, knowing that the concept was actually realised…

Shaun Gladwell (b. 1972, Australia)
Reversed Readymade (Augmented Reality), 2019

MCA Sydney

But come on… to ride a Duchampian readymade… to ‘return functionality’ to the object, yet in a form of most dysfunctional function – to pose with the object in the art gallery… I cannot help but like the irony of that… and yet again I find it inspiring to see how unexpected bodily engagement with an artwork can generate something new… Coolio!