Second Last Second Chance. The two artists bring together new works that demonstrate moving links between different places, technologies and layers of knowledge, making a place for what is missing, forgotten or lost. In this ambulant research, that is both an exhibition and archive in motion, their work reminds us of the decisions we make that constantly force us to consider what we are willing to keep and lose.
Second Last Second Chance is A Constructed World's first solo presentation in
Australia following their 2007 survey exhibition Increase Your Uncertainty at the
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. In 2008 ACW presented a solo
yearlong exhibition program of new works and events at CAPC Museum of Contemporary
Art, Bordeaux, and a two-part solo exhibition at Centre national de l'estampe et de
l'art imprimé [Cneai], Paris.
A Constructed World bring together new works that demonstrate moving links between
different places, technologies and layers of knowledge, making a place for what is
missing, forgotten or lost. In this ambulant research, that is both an exhibition
and archive in motion, their work reminds us of the decisions we make that
constantly force us to consider what we are willing to keep and lose.
The exhibition includes the following works: Been there done that, I've been to Bali too, (image attached) a carved wooden bust embedded with a performance video work. Atheism Mat, a woven plastic carpet installation (produced with the Cneai, Paris). Le Feu Scrupuleux, a new dvd multiple encased in transparent plastic skulls (produced with the Cneai, Paris) and burnt affects from the production of the work. Mirror Man, a speaking photograph that references an earlier performance of the same title. Costracted World Plates, a multiple work to be reassembled by the collector. Revolving Doors, a scale model of an exhibition at Uplands Gallery presented in the installation Suicide Shrine at CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux in 2008.
Also included are various publications, reworkings of Time magazine and Vanity Fair (first presented in an exhibition at Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo); Not-knowing as a shared space, a reworked text written with Bordelaise artist group Superflou and psychoanalyst Darian Leader; Explaining contemporary art to live eels, documentation of an event of the same name at CAPC; errors deceits mistakes #3, Melbourne Guangzhou Paris; and various published articles by the artists; and a series of posters made for ACW exhibitions and events over the past year.
A Constructed World have been exhibiting in Australia and internationally for more than a decade. They are influential artists in Australia, also known for their projects and events including many emerging and well known Australian and international artists. Their work is held in private and public collections in Australia, Italy, France and USA including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; Collection FMRA, Paris and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Recently they presented two new performances, An hysterical play about food, at Out There: Architecture Beyond Building: 11th Architecture Biennale of Venice in September and Hobbes Opera part 1 Seven Nation Army at CAPC in Bordeaux in November. http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=xpy2JmiVAq4
Their work has been shown in group exhibitions at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Art and Knowledge Space, Beijing, NUS Art Center, Singapore, and the Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne. They have facilitated workshops for organisations and institutions including Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Artist Space, New York, Guggenheim Bilbao, Camberwell College London Institute, Goldsmiths College, London and The West Collection at SEI Investments, Pennsylvania.
A Constructed World live and work between Paris and Melbourne.
Opening Reception: Wednesday February 4 from 6 - 8pm
Level 1 #12 Waratah Place - Melbourne
Tuesday - Saturday 11.00 - 5.30 PM