Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Julie Freeman at Tweak!!

So with Tweak just around the corner art work is beginning to drop in slowly.

First to arrive was Julie Freeman's

Julie's piece SPECIOUS DIALOGUE consists of a pair of movable, sculptural forms that house battery powered wireless recording and playback systems, and tiny cameras that monitor their positions. Mounted on pairs of swivel castors the forms are able to be pushed, rolled, kicked and shoved around the gallery.

The mobility of the work enables the pair of forms that comprise Specious Dialogue to intervene in other artworks, be muffled by a coat, encroach on visitor conversations, or be united in a conspiratorial corner. However they are encountered, they expect to be touched or moved in some way, at the very least they want to be listened to. By enabling this physical interaction with the objects the listener perhaps becomes an unwitting performer moving the sound, catching it, passing it to someone else, changing the sound dynamic in the space.

The pair spew an emotional dialogue, they bicker, coo fragments of love, they shout, scream and whisper, they are lonely lovers or clinging siblings. They miss each other, but also get angry and need their space. These multi-layered, twisted, specious conversations flip between mundanity, humour, drunkenness, apathy, passion, conspiracy and irritation.

Find out a lot more about Julie and her artwork on her website here

Julie will be over for the opening of Tweak! (7pm at the Church Gallery, Clare Street)
Pop in and say hello

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