The Pickup Artists - Art Forum
Location: DECHAINEUX LECTURE THEATRE, TASMANIAN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS, HUNTER STREET HOBART
A FREE EVENT
DATE: Friday 9 May 2014
TIME: 12.30 pm
This event is a partnership between the Tasmanian College of the Arts (TCotA) and Contemporary Art Tasmania.
Mish Meijers and Sally Rees will discuss their singular works, collaboration and collegial practice in relation to their exhibition, The Pickup Artists. Meijers’ work is an absurd installation of interconnected objects – an alien hunting airbrushed vehicle, lenti cular photography, projection and sculptural works. Alternately Rees draws on ghost imagery to produce a series of artwork/decoys that aim to lure culturally savvy spirits. Hovering figures and various ‘presence tests’ appear on-screen and in projection alongside ‘haunted’ objects and a visitor-powered, ‘possessed’ chandelier.
A collaborative installation element divides the gallery and poses the question at the crux of both artists combined interests – “Is there anybody there?”