WHAT: A Transposition of Space: An International Exchange between Verge Gallery, Sydney and Concord Gallery, LA
WHO: Artists, actors and writers: (Verge)Cecilia White, Kate Beckingham, Bartholomew Oswald, Heidi Abraham, Sahar Hosseinabadi, Justine Holt, Lucas Davidson, Penelope Cain, Fleur Wiber, Brigitte Gerges, Christopher Hay, Michaela Savina, Harriet Hope Streeter, Finn Davis, Victoria Baldwin, Esther Rolfe, (Concord) Arjuna Neuman, Marco Di Domenico, Erin Schneider, Eirik Schmertmann, Clifford Pun, Francisco Janes, Fabian Euresti, Elizabeth Wiatr, Annie Danis,Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, contributors to the consortium of concord press
WHEN: Opening Thursday February 7, 6pm. Feb 8-22. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery, City Road, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, University of Sydney
CONTACT: Greg Shapley, Tel: (02) 9563-6218 , Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Transposition of Space
An International Exchange between Verge Gallery, Sydney and Concord Gallery, LA
Like an archaeological dig, ‘A Transposition of Space’ explores and dissects the multiple layers of social, cultural and environmental history that contour the geographies surrounding Verge Gallery, Sydney and Concord Gallery, LA. Through this collaborative exchange, artists, writers and actors on opposite sides of the globe will seek to understand and interpret their own surroundings and position within the urban landscape by engaging with representations of one another’s historical and environmental fabric.
Working with a wide range of media, artists will blend fact with imagination to compile a series of artefacts, maps and works that will be exchanged between galleries and then reinterpreted (and perhaps misinterpreted) into two fascinating exhibitions. Works include a paste-up of urban mythologies, interpretive maps that personalise immovable terrains, and a sound piece that attempts to reconcile the ghosts of the past with the landscape of the present.
Alongside the exhibition itself, artists will hold a series of performative events that involve storytelling, map reading (and writing), experimental local tours and social experimentation. These will seek to explore our fluid understanding of complex urban geographical histories.