Discussion :: Curator + Artist talk for Documents, Alternatives #2
Saturday January 20, 1pm-3pm
Free // All welcome
Artist and curator, Angela Bartram, and artist, Annie Morrad, give a talk on the exhibition Documents, Alternatives #2 from their own perspectives and through conversation. As the curator, Bartram will discuss how the exhibition came together, the selection of artworks and curatorial strategy, whilst Morrad will contribute from an artist’s point of view. This will be an informal talk where the audience can ask questions and join in.
Angela Bartram’s practice includes live art, video, sculpture, print and published text, and concerns threshold and ‘in-between’ spaces of the human body, gallery or museum, definitions of the human and animal within companion species relationships and alternative strategies for documenting the ephemeral. Amongst others, her Live Art Development Agency funded project Be Your Dog was at KARST (Plymouth 2016), and she has published the co-edited volume Recto-Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook (Eds: Bartram, El Bizri, Gittens (Ashgate: 2014). Bartram was awarded a PhD by Middlesex University (2010) and is Reader in Fine Art at the University of Lincoln (UK).
Annie Morrad and Ian McArthur live at opposite ends of the planet. They compose and play collaborative sound work and live performances through the use of digital software Mixlr and Skype. Morrad (London) and McArthur (Sydney) began working together in 2014 exploring their interest in sound art, rhythm in the urban environment, improvisation, jazz, crowds and the city. During live events McArthur broadcasts electronic sounds, field recordings and live mixing. Morrad plays live improvised alto and tenor saxophone against these. For their recorded sound work the starting points vary from being concept driven to ‘I’ve got this idea…’.
Rochelle Haley is an artist and researcher working with experimental drawing, painting, movement and performance practice. She is interested in the relationship between bodies and physical environments. Her current projects involve drawing, painting and dance to explore space structured around the sensation of the moving body. Haley’s research explores the material surface of representation in painting and drawing to discover methods that are sensory, kinaesthetic, affective and rhythmic with an interdisciplinary reach to creative robotics and performance. Haley lectures in expanded painting and experimental drawing at UNSW Art & Design Australia, where she completed a PhD in 2009.