michaela davies 04.03.2015 – 27.03.2015

YAWNING ROOM

Yawning Room is a participatory audio/video installation aiming to induce involuntary yawning responses in the viewer upon exposure to the work, thus contributing, in real time, to the environment created by the multiple yawners in the installation.

The work comprises three channel video, projecting six subjects at a time, accompanied by a six channel audio track. The 23 subjects in Yawning Room were filmed as they watched videos of people yawning, and, in turn, provide yawning stimuli for the viewer. The accompanying six channel composition was created from dry and processed recordings of yawns.

Yawning Room is a continuation of Davies’ interest in using involuntary mechanisms of the body as a tool for composition, and participatory art as performative research. An experiment in the induction of involuntary audience participation, the viewer creates an additional layer to the installation.

While the causes of contagious yawning are still unknown, the relationship between yawn contagion and empathy is strongly supported. The hypothesised behavioural response in the viewer is an embodied realization of connectedness- a shared moment of art viewing lassitude.

biography

Michaela is a cross-disciplinary artist whose practice is informed by an interest in the role of psychological and physical agency in creative processes and performance. Her recent work has used electric muscle stimulation to both obstruct and extend human capabilities through the elicitation of involuntary movement in performers.

 

anna pogossova 04.03.2015 – 27.03.2015

XV

XV features a new body of photomedia work, by Anna Pogossova, which charts the logic of imaginary environments, across science fiction, computer gaming, and Renaissance art, via digital composites of real-life studio sets and computer-generated imagery.

Anna’s practice is concerned with the experience of familiarity in fictional imagery. It explores the way cultural references can validate belief, trigger interpretations, and habituated ways of seeing.

The exhibition observes this phenomenon throughout the invention and reading of images, and universally shared narratives of the otherworldly and unreal.

biography

Anna Pogossova is a Moscow born, Sydney based photomedia artist, who primarily works with still life. Since graduating from College of Fine Arts with a BFA (Hons) Degree in 2007, she has exhibited as part of Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award in 2011, was the recipient of the Illford Photography Prize in 2005, as well as the Lucy Aspinall Photography Prize in 2007, and a finalist in the Head On Portrait Prize of the same year.

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curated by consuelo cavaniglia 03.03.2015 – 27.03.2015

chromatic syncopation

With:

Rebecca Baumann, Ross Manning and Reko Rennie

Whirring of fans, rotation of mechanised signs, repetition of patterns – the work of Rebecca Baumann, Ross Manning and Reko Rennie shares an attitude towards mechanisation and the processes of reproduction. Their works prioritise colour and make distinctive use of it in considerations on the state of contemporary life. This exhibition brings together their works for the first time to explore points of connection and departure in a series of installation and wall-based works.

biographies

REKO RENNIE (VIC)

Reko Rennie is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary mediums. Rennie’s art incorporates his association to the Kamilaroi people, using traditional geometric patterning that represents his community. Through his art, Rennie provokes discussion surrounding Indigenous culture and identity in contemporary urban environments.

REBECCA BAUMANN (WA)

Rebecca Baumann is an interdisciplinary artist working predominantly in kinetic sculpture and installation. Through a formal and conceptual exploration of materials, Baumann’s recent works have critically interrogated ideas of colour, happiness, and emotion. Often kinetic and ephemeral in nature, her works seek to affect the audience through their experiential, momentary and emotive qualities.

ROSS MANNING (QLD)

Ross Manning is an interdisciplinary artist working with installation, technology, kinetics and sound. Ross creates phenomenological works using old and new technology combined with common, ubiquitous objects from everyday life. Reinterpreted and disconnected from the objects’ intended use, these works operate in a semi-autonomous state of logic that investigates the materials themselves with an experimental agenda.

CONSUELO CAVANIGLIA (NSW)

Working across mediums Consuelo Cavaniglia develops installation and wall-based works that focus on how we look at and understand the spaces we inhabit. Her practice is flanked by independent curatorial projects often developed outside of traditional exhibition venues.

This exhibition has been supported through the Firstdraft Emerging Curators Program.

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siân mcintyre 04.02.2015 – 27.02.2015

circular settlements

Circular Settlements represents the output of a three year research project spanning across Australia and Scotland.

An installation incorporating sound, turf, video and print, Circular Settlements reflects on dislocation and loss. In each medium a range of actions typically associated with the claiming of cultures or sites is repeated. These actions are attempts to access a connection to place by referencing colonial land clearing, cultural appropriation and performance. The result is a collection of surreal and at times humorous attempts to claim place and culture, creating an awkward space of displacement and vulnerability.

(Title Circular Settlements is borrowed from Isobel Parker Phillip’s review of Exile’s Lament for The Art Life)

 

biography

Siân McIntyre is a Sydney based artist and curator and a current Masters candidate and APA recipient at UNSW Art and Design. In 2013 she undertook a practicum exchange placement at Glasgow School of Arts and completed a residency in Olofström Sweden. Siân has exhibited in Sydney, New York, Glasgow, San Francisco, Sweden and is currently working on a creative project in Darwin. Her practice is influenced by intermittent work at Papunya Tjupi Arts, NT as a casual art consultant over the past 7 years. Siân was one of four founding Directors of The Paper Mill and is currently the curator/manager at Verge Gallery Sydney.

alex pye 04.02.2015 – 27.02.2015

cumnock: the musical!

Times are tough in Cumnock.

Unemployment is high, the cafe’s closed up, you can’t drink the tap water, there was no rugby team this year and the population is in flux. From December onwards the heat causes the oldies to drop like flies, and the youngsters either try and find some farm work or leave for the mines. It’s quiet enough out here so you either make your own fun or bloody die of boredom.

For this exhibition I am using sculpture, found object and video to reflect the social issues that I have experienced from living in a rural backwater for three years.

 

biography

Alex lives alone in a farming village in regional NSW where she bases her studio practice from the shed in her backyard. Since relocating to the bush she has enjoyed drinking rum and coke and shooting her father’s guns. Basing her work in performance, video, sculpture and found objects, she is a current MFA candidate at Sydney College of the arts and is a self described ‘Sick cunt’.

laura moore 04.02.2015 – 27.02.2015

framed

‘Framed’ examines the nature of photography itself, experimenting with the capacity of the photographic portrait to represent complex meanings about identity.

I built glass cubicles in varying sizes then asked artists to become subjects themselves. Presenting the glass cubicle as the physical incarnation of the final image, I asked the subjects to pose nude inside the cubicle. The constructed space of the glass cubicles represented what the final image would be while exposing the normally hidden exploitative element in the relationship between artist and subject. The final image is the life-size print of that constructed space, holding and confining the exposed subject. Through printing the portraits life-size, the viewer is confronted with a life-size body easily relatable and comparable to their own. Exaggerating the constructed and exploitative capacity of the photographic portrait, this work asks us to recognise the voyeuristic desires and scrutinizing gaze that the photographic portrait invites.

 

biography

Laura Moore is an emerging artist based is Sydney. A recent graduate of Sydney College of the Arts, her work examines the nature of photography itself, experimenting with the capacity of the photographic portrait to represent complex meanings about identity and human relationships. Often inspired and informed by her everyday life, observations and memory, Moore’s work actively inviting speculation and projection.

christopher handran artist talks 26.02.2015

aqueous humour

The exhibition Aqueous Humour engages with the experiential logics of immersion, sensation and spectacle, to create a playfully contemplative space.

The works in the exhibition continue an exploration of the mediation of lived experience, and the losses and gains that are incurred in this process of translation.

The exhibition features video works centred around ideas of immersion, submersion and quotidian experience, presented via viewing devices constructed using everyday materials and a diy methodology. These devices relate to both contemporary and historical technologies of vision, including 3D cinema, virtual reality, scientific devices and ‘philosophical toys’ such as the kaleidoscope, the zoetrope and anamorphic mirrors. The works both subvert and are informed by the intertwined histories of art, cinema, and the sciences of illusion and perception.

These technologies are foregrounded in the work, both as objects and as mediators and generators of experience. This involves constructing devices and modifications that literally intervene in the workings of these media, dividing the spectator’s attention between the object and its operations.  By foregrounding the mediating apparatus in the spectator’s experience, the works seek to create a spectacle that playfully subverts its own spectacular nature.

 

biography

Christopher Handran has exhibited widely nationally and internationally, including recent exhibitions at Blindside (Melbourne), Feltspace (Adelaide), SkulpturenMuseum Glaskasten Marl (Germany) and The Block (Brisbane). In 2007 he was awarded the Australia Council London Studio, and in 2015 will undertake a residency at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry, Los Angeles.

 

Image credit: Zan Wimberley

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Why Sex Toys Is So Popular Right Now?

 

New Zealand sex toys are one of the most sought after types of sexual products available today. They come in many styles and designs. You can find vibrators, dildos, sex enhancement products, etc.

There is a great variety of choices to choose from. Some of the most popular products include penis extenders, butt plugs, penis pumps and vibrators. There are also products that will enhance your sexual experience while you sleep. They can be used in the bedroom, or you can use them when alone.

Sex toys are now more popular in New Zealand than ever before. It’s interesting that this is the case because it was just a couple of years ago that sex toys were not that popular here. This could be because more people are beginning to use them to improve their sex lives. Or it could be because people were afraid to try new things.

People in New Zealand are slowly becoming more open to sex toys and the ideas that come with them. This means that more people are trying new things. And sex toys are one of the more recent trends.

New Zealand sex toys are quite different from what we’re used to. The most common sex toys are vibrators, but there are other options that are available. New Zealand has taken an innovative approach to sex toys and this is one of the reasons why they are so popular right now.

New Zealand is leading the way in the new sex toy industry. Because of this, there are some great opportunities for people here. If you have the opportunity to invest in the sex toys that are in demand in New Zealand right now, you might as well grab it.

The new, innovative products that are being developed and manufactured by this country, are changing the way that people interact in the bedroom. This means that people are using sex toys to have more fun than they have in the past.

Sex toys are not only used to enhance sexual experiences, they are also used to enhance all kinds of relationship. You can make love by using them, have a good time, and even learn a lot about the different positions. If you do your homework, you will find that there are plenty of opportunities for these new products to help you improve your sex life and your relationships.

For example, you might want to take your partner to bed with sex toys. This is a great way to give her the kind of pleasure that you might never be able to give her on your own.

You can also use sex toys to teach your partner some new positions and techniques. This can really increase the pleasure that she feels when you two are making love. You can also use sex toys to help you increase your stamina and get in the mood for sex. deeper and longer sex.

Sex toys can work together with foreplay to bring out the best in your relationship. By teaching each other how to stimulate each other with sex toys, you can make the experience better than what you are used to. This can also help you find more ways to turn the passion that you have between the two of you into lovemaking.

These are all very important parts of a relationship, and New Zealand sex toys are helping you enhance and enrich your relationship. That’s why you should consider investing in these products. if you feel that your sex life is lacking something that you need to enhance.

The best thing about sex toys in New Zealand is that they are made and manufactured here. You don’t have to live in New Zealand to enjoy the sex toys that are being offered here.

Furniture Mover Auckland

 

Pro Furniture Mover is a family-owned business. They have been in operation since 2020 and are considered to be among the best furniture movers in Auckland. This article will describe what the company does and what their services can do for you.

The Easy Furniture Mover Company is based in Auckland. The company offers many different services which range from moving furniture from one location to another. The company offers a wide range of movers and they use experienced personnel to undertake the work. It should be noted that each individual has different needs and they will need to work closely with the company in order to ensure that their needs are met.

The company is licensed to perform residential and commercial moves in Auckland. The company is also able to provide custom services if your requirements require it. The company has a fleet of trucks which are made for the move of items such as couches, beds and sofa’s.

The company uses special moving boxes which are easy to load onto the trucks. The company uses a large crane to lift the boxes into the trucks. There are various benefits which the company has when they use a crane for their moves. They are able to carry a high amount of weight, the items cannot be damaged in any way and they can be moved very quickly. They are also able to move items at the same time which means that they are not moving items in random.

Another benefit of using the crane for the company uses is that the items can be moved with ease. The process is quick and efficient and the truck is able to move the items into the new location quickly. The company also uses various safety devices and steps to ensure that no one is hurt during the move. This ensures that no one gets hurt during the move and the company will always provide customer support.

The company will usually use a van or trailer to transport items from one location to another. They use the van to get the items to the new location and the trailer to drive the items to their new destination. The company is licensed to move most items including couches and bedding. They are able to move almost any item such as couches, tables and chairs.

The company uses a large truck to transport the items which include items such as beds and couches. They use the van and truck to make the move from one location to the next and the truck is usually used to transport items such as couches and tables. The company will often hire people to help the company move these items as they will use their own vehicles for the delivery of the items.

All customers are asked to contact the company before the move. The company can provide detailed information about how to set up a meeting with them and discuss how long the move will take. The customer can also talk to the company to ensure that they understand the moving details. The company is an Auckland-based company and can provide advice on how to make the most of their move.

The company is able to provide valuable information regarding how to make sure that the items are kept safe after the move. It is important to make sure that the items are not damaged during the move so that they can be reused in the new residence. The customer should not only take care of the move themselves but also consider asking the company to store the items at a warehouse until the move is complete.

The company is an Auckland-based company and is licensed to move most items including couches and tables. The company can also advise on how to protect the items during storage in case they are moved again in the future. The customer can ask the company if they are able to store the items in their warehouse and also make the necessary arrangements to have them delivered to the new location.

Furniture Movers Auckland can provide a variety of services in Auckland to make sure that the move goes smoothly and everything goes according to plan. They can make any move easy and efficient. The staff at the company is highly trained to ensure that the company makes the most of any move. They also provide customers with a lot of helpful information to ensure that they understand the move.

Choosing Carpet Cleaning Services in Auckland

 

When it comes to carpet cleaning, there are many options to choose from. There are many professional carpet cleaners in Auckland who can handle most types of carpets and there are some basic steps that can be followed to make sure that the work is performed properly.

There are many types of carpet cleaning services in Auckland and it can be overwhelming to look for the best one. If you are shopping around for your own cleaning needs you will want to make sure that the service you choose is reputable, affordable and able to provide the type of carpet cleaning needed.

There are many carpet cleaning services in Auckland that can offer you a wide range of services including steam cleaning, dry cleaning, shampooing, ironing, and other types of carpet cleaning services. When it comes to choosing the type of service that will work best for your needs, it can be important to know the type of carpet and the quality. Some carpet cleaning services in Auckland to provide special services for specific types of carpets that are difficult to clean.

The types of carpet cleaning services that are available can be divided into two categories. The first category that is available is dry cleaning, which is a type of service that uses chemicals to clean the carpets.

The second category that is available is wet cleaning services. This type of service uses a special machine to clean the carpets in a more effective and gentle way.

When you are shopping around for carpet cleaning services in Auckland, it can be helpful to find a service that will give you a written estimate on the cost and time of the carpet cleaning. The estimate will help you choose the right service for your needs and it will also allow you to compare different services before making a final decision.

When you are choosing the service you will use it is important to understand the type of service you will use. If you need a carpet that is difficult to clean, you may want to choose a service that is able to steam clean your carpets, dry clean the carpets or shampoo the carpets.

When it comes to carpet cleaning services in Auckland, you have many options to choose from. Before you make a final decision, you should make sure that you understand the services that you will be getting, the cost of the service and the quality of the service.

When you are looking for carpet cleaning services in Auckland you can find one that will provide a carpet shampooing service, which uses a machine that will remove the soil that is on the carpet. The machine will then remove the soil and the rest of the dirt will be cleaned.

Once the machine has cleaned the carpet, it will then be rinsed and dried and then placed in a storage container to be cleaned. You will be able to choose between a machine that uses an iron or a machine that uses water to clean your carpet.

You will also have to decide whether you would prefer a machine that uses water or a machine that uses chemicals. If you choose a machine that uses chemicals, you will have to pay for each machine in addition to the price of the machine.

If you choose to get a machine that uses chemicals you will also have to pay for the amount of chemicals that were used up to the last time the machine will be used. The machine will then have to be disposed of after each use.

The chemicals that are used in a machine can cause damage if they are not properly handled. If you are choosing a machine that uses chemicals make sure to read the warning label to make sure that it is the right machine for your type of carpet and that it is safe to use.