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.


April 14, 2007

Another Keller Blog comes to town

Filed under: keller dailies — Lucas @ 4:33 pm

Check out Pocket in the Sky: Claire Conroy’s blog of her time in Keller as artist in residence!

August 8, 2006

Grain of Night – new Keller Blog…

Filed under: keller dailies — Lucas @ 8:28 am

There’s a new Kellerberrin blog! And it’s bloody great! It’s called “Grain of Night”.

Greg Pryor has been in Keller, doing an art-and-science residency. You can read all his daily posts here:

January 18, 2006

Fire in Kellerberrin

Filed under: keller dailies — Lucas @ 1:47 pm

kellerberrin fire
[click on image to see larger size]
photo by stuart harrison, who travelled through kellerberrin a few days ago.
this is the fire which destroyed the building between pip and dawn’s beautifully renovated ex-bank (to the left) and betties knitting store (to the right.)
if i am not wrong, it was an empty building called legends tea rooms.
The first I heard of it was in this comment from IASKA Amanda.

September 12, 2005

stop press! jag the joker has been won!

Filed under: pointlessness — Lucas @ 7:24 pm

In my ongoing (self-appointed) capacity as high-speed conduit for late-breaking news from Kellerberrin, I have a very exciting announcement to make.

Jag the Joker has been won.

Those of you who followed Bilateral Kellerberrin would be familiar with my forays to the pub each Friday night to try and win the big bucks from the Jolly Publican, Brendan. (For these tales, try searching for the word “Joker” in the search bar to the right). Alas, a bellyfull of beer and an empty wallet was the closest I got.

But Roger Scott, native of Kellerberrin and now residing in Sydney, just sent me a text message. I assume the information leaked through to him care of his mother, Pauline.

Here it is:

“Pip and Mark won the joker $5400!”

to which I replied: “you mean Pip and Dawn? Who is Mark?”

and his reply: “Thats who I meant Pip and Mark are another couple in town its so confusing when everyone has the same name”

So there you have it. If there are any Kellerberrins still out there reading this blog, please update me all the goss in the comments below! I want to know the whole story. Did they shout a round for the whole pub? Was there a party all night? Did they deserve the cash? What are they going to do with it now (assuming there is any left)?

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:

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