bilateral kellerberrin

October 23, 2007

Bilateral Kellerberrin Article Available…

Filed under: analysis? — Lucas @ 11:30 pm

A bit belated news…

an article I wrote about Bilateral Kellerberrin is available for reading now!

For all the details, see this entry in my other blog.


September 4, 2005

Challenging Intimacy (question from Louise)

Filed under: analysis? — Lucas @ 4:27 pm

This quite long question/response came through from Louise Curham, my collaborator on the Line Describing a Cone tour. She came to Kellerberrin a few days before the opening of the exhibition, and the idea was to present the Cone at the old Kellerberrin cinema, which is owned by Domenico de Clario, and called The Aurora Project. Unfortunately, our vintage xenon arc projector packed it in ten minutes before we were due to screen the Cone. As you may understand, this was quite upsetting for Louise and I. The Aurora Project is such a beautiful space, it really was the one site which got us thinking about showing Anthony McCall‘s work in Australia in the first place. So to not be able to show it there was a real disappointment. However, the night was still an “event” – farmers rushing around, pulling the machine apart to get to the bottom of the problem, locals dashing off for fuses from the service station, the old cinema projectionist being pulled away from his TV to rummage for spare parts in his back shed. Local girls offering to do a gymnastics display to keep the crowd entertained while they wait for the tech problems to be solved. All of this taking place in a misty cavern. And of course, accompanying the whole night, Anne Walton’s in/e/gress mounted in the doorway of the cinema, and Louise’s super8 films beaming in the front rooms.

In the end, the projector could not be saved. Instead, we presented a few different “versions” of Line Describing a Cone. We had Alice and Vicki visiting from the UK – they had experienced the Cone in London, and so were able to “describe” what that experience was like. Also, while the repair efforts were being made, they had assembled a quick scratch film on super8, in an attempt to simulate the work. Louise also tried out holding the circular film cannister in front of the projector beam. The audience was very good natured, and got into the spirit of the thing, jumping in and out of the unruly spray of light the super8 machine threw out. Finally, we packed up and all went back to the gallery for dinner. Louise and I had a bit of a cry. (The rest of the tour went swimmingly, if not effortlessly!) And so, onto Louise’s comments and questions: (more…)

July 24, 2005

Kellerberrin comes to Sydney!

Filed under: analysis? — Lucas @ 9:14 pm

stapling the blog together

If you are standing in the Sir Hermann Black Gallery reading this blog, welcome!

Feel free to use this computer to:

  • read the blog (although you’ll get tired standing up so you might as well compile a take-home copy)
  • record responses, comments and feedback
  • check your email or whatever
  • see pictures of the blog being compiled in the gallery

While you’re here, compile your own copy to take home thusly:

  1. start over to your far left around the corner
  2. slip on a handy “thimblette” – it makes it easier to grab the pages, and that way you don’t have to lick your finger
  3. pick up a copy of each of the pages one by one, starting from the coloured cover and ending over at the far right with the coloured back cover
  4. tap all the pages gently to neaten the pile when you reach the end of the production line
  5. use the old fashioned staple machine to bind your copy of the blog together – gently press down on the foot pedal when you have your booklet in position
  6. If you are lucky enough to find Lucas in the gallery (at the opening, he’s the one wearing the striking Kellerberrin Volunteer Fire Brigade outfit) he’ll be happy to personally sign your book for you.
  7. oh, and don’t forget to put $5.00 in the jar*, grab a “minty” and return your thimblette to the receptacle provided

*There is a 20% discount for student union members. The Sir Hermann Black Gallery is run by the student union, and it looks like the whole voluntary student unionism thing will mean this great space will be outta commission by the end of the year. For more on that issue, try here or here

July 5, 2005

envy/pity? questions from Monica…

Filed under: analysis? — Lucas @ 8:39 am

These questions are great. They come from Monica and Grant, Keller locals. Monica wrote a comment to say she’d “wasted” a whole saturday afternoon reading the blog. I think she found it to be a guilty pleasure. She wrote “I have found it very interesting how you observe our little town, as I think when you live here you tend to stop noticing the ‘nice, little things’.”

And so, onto her questions:

July 3, 2005

Flow and The Artists Way (a question from Jasmin, & Lucas’ response.)

Filed under: analysis? — Lucas @ 12:45 pm

This question came thru from Jasmin, who I work with at the MCA. As far as I know, she read this blog in its paper format rather than online.
I presented a talk at the MCA as part of a forum Jasmin organised for the Situation exhibition. In this talk I showed the blog on a data projector and talked briefly about the idea of durational (but non-exhausting) daily exercise as a method of art making.
Here’s her question…

Code of ethics? (a question from Donna & an answer from Lucas)

Filed under: analysis? — Lucas @ 12:44 pm

The challenging questions are trickling in…

I received the following email from Donna, from Notre Dame Uni, who brought out the medical students to Kellerberrin during my visit. Donna was an avid blog reader, often chiming in with sage advice and fact-checking, for instance during the great water-potability debate
Here’s her question:

June 30, 2005

BIG & small (a question from Nicki, “answered” by Lucas)

Filed under: analysis? — Lucas @ 1:49 pm

The first swift reply has come through, from Nicki, and a very challenging statement/question it is too! I think I will post it here first while I think about it. That way maybe one of you dear readers will help with the answer!

Some context: Nicki visited Kellerberrin for one day only, during my residency – she lives in Melbourne, and works for The South Project, which was sponsoring Cristina’s residency which ran parallel to mine. And so, onto Nicki’s question:

what was THAT all about?

Filed under: analysis? — Lucas @ 1:08 pm

Now that I am well and truly “away from Kellerberrin” I am in the process of sifting through the mound of stuff that was generated there (namely this blog!).

In an attempt to get to the bottom of it, I thought I’d interview myself online, about what went on, what was interesting about the process, etc etc.

June 14, 2005

Sydney Gaffer-Tape Dreams

Filed under: analysis? — Lucas @ 8:38 am

Bec and I are planning to fly from Perth to Sydney. We are convinced that we can do it alone, in these small, go-cart-like planes. There is a guy advising us, he reckons it will all be fine. But he does suggest taking off the windows to reduce weight. That way we won’t consume so much fuel.

We see other planes fly overhead. Their underbellies seem to be blacked out with Gaffer Tape. We follow suit, turning our planes over, and carefully layering the bottom with lines of black gaff.

I’m worried that the gaff will weigh down the plane, though. I’m also worried about what will happen if we lose each other in mid air. And of course, neither of us have ever flown a plane before…