FSM/Platform; Jewell Station

 Forum of Sensory Motion have been invited by Ilana Russell at MoreArts to curate a series of performances 

to take place on the platform at Jewell Station in Brunswick, Victoria.

We are also embarking on a few short trips up the Upfield line, for some localised art adventures.

https://www.facebook.com/platformMoreArt/

 

Performing live to a score by Dylan Martorell, Benjamin Hancock presents his solo work WITCH, engaging in practises of transformation, possession and integration to realise the ever-changing potentialities of the body. .
These occurrences are placed in specialised public areas, interrupting prescribed rituals of how the body should operate in such spaces.
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WITCH is a continuation of site specific performances seeded from the nomadic artist residency group Forum of Sensory Motion. Athens Greece July 2017
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Two Performances:
Tuesday 28th November 8am
Wednesday 29th November 6pm
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Jewell Train Station Platform

Curated by Forum of Sensory Motion
Produced by Ilana Russell

FSM Greece 17

 collage by Inez Martorell, Greece 2017

collage by Inez Martorell, Greece 2017

Outcomes;

Forum of Sensory Motion Testing Grounds Residency November 17

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Melbourne, November 2017: Earlier this year I took a group of artists to Greece for a nomadic residency program, run by myself and Dylan Martorell, called Forum of Sensory Motion. We received funding from Creative Vic and were accompanied by Michael Candy Nic Dowse AKA Honeyfingers, Belle Bassin, Benjamin Hancock andNathan Gray and our kids, Inez and Xavi. We saw the sights, shared houses and laughs, moved around, made new friends and new artworks and now we are doing it all again at Testing Grounds in Southbank, Melbourne. I will unveil more details of the full 3 week program shortly but for now...Trims Bagus and I are performing as Kelp D for the opening party on Nov 3 and I hope you can join us for bells, baths and bubbles. #forumofsensorymotion

http://www.testing-grounds.com.au/upcoming-calendar/#forum-sensory-motion

Honey Fingers

 November 17, 2017 6.30pm - 8.30 pm at Testing Grounds; Honeyfingers screens video work and hosts live poetry writing + honey raku   There are no words  by Honeyfingers, above; bee edits, propolis, wax, honey, cardboard.  Held over the mountains of Athens. Pic by Athenian beekeeper Kostas @bees.gr FSM 2017.

November 17, 2017 6.30pm - 8.30 pm at Testing Grounds; Honeyfingers screens video work and hosts live poetry writing + honey raku

There are no words by Honeyfingers, above; bee edits, propolis, wax, honey, cardboard.

Held over the mountains of Athens. Pic by Athenian beekeeper Kostas @bees.gr FSM 2017.

  There is Room at The Table;  Personalised live poetry writing, Honey Fingers at Testing Grounds for Forum of Sensory Motion November, 2017

There is Room at The Table; Personalised live poetry writing, Honey Fingers at Testing Grounds for Forum of Sensory Motion November, 2017

  There is Room at The Table;  audience detail receiving personalised poem from Honey Fingers at Testing Grounds for Forum of Sensory Motion, November 2017

There is Room at The Table; audience detail receiving personalised poem from Honey Fingers at Testing Grounds for Forum of Sensory Motion, November 2017

  There is Room at The Table , Personalised live poetry writing, Honey Fingers at Testing Grounds for Forum of Sensory Motion November, 2017

There is Room at The Table, Personalised live poetry writing, Honey Fingers at Testing Grounds for Forum of Sensory Motion November, 2017

 Burning Paperbark for  There is Room at The Table , poetry writing performance by Honey Fingers at Testing Grounds for Forum of Sensory Motion November, 2017

Burning Paperbark for There is Room at The Table, poetry writing performance by Honey Fingers at Testing Grounds for Forum of Sensory Motion November, 2017

Belle Bassin

  Bodyclock , above, filmed in Kythira Greece, June 2017. Screening at Testing Grounds, November 2017

Bodyclock, above, filmed in Kythira Greece, June 2017. Screening at Testing Grounds, November 2017

Bodyclock, above, filmed in Kythira Greece, 2017

screening at Testing Grounds, November 2017

Benjamin Hancock with Kelp D/J

Kelp D/J are; Lichen Kelp, Dylan Martorell and Jason Hood

 Kelp D/J Shower Seen PArt 3 performance at Testing Grounds. This is a further development from a work devised in Athens as part of FSM Greece 17 by Benjamin Hancock, Dylan Martorell and Lichen Kelp.

Kelp D/J Shower Seen PArt 3 performance at Testing Grounds. This is a further development from a work devised in Athens as part of FSM Greece 17 by Benjamin Hancock, Dylan Martorell and Lichen Kelp.

 Kelp D/J (Dylan Martorell, Lichen Kelp and Jason Hood) creating soundtrack and effects for performance with Benjamin Hancock at Testing Grounds, November 2017

Kelp D/J (Dylan Martorell, Lichen Kelp and Jason Hood) creating soundtrack and effects for performance with Benjamin Hancock at Testing Grounds, November 2017

 Benjamin Hancock with Kelp D/J at Testing Grounds

Benjamin Hancock with Kelp D/J at Testing Grounds

  Suspended Nasturtiums , Lichen Kelp with Kelp D/J and Benjamin Hancock at Testing Grounds, November 2017 

Suspended Nasturtiums, Lichen Kelp with Kelp D/J and Benjamin Hancock at Testing Grounds, November 2017 

 Benjamin Hancock interacting with audience and live staging effects by Lichen Kelp at Testing Grounds, November 2017

Benjamin Hancock interacting with audience and live staging effects by Lichen Kelp at Testing Grounds, November 2017

 Deluge by Dylan Martorell; Kelp D/J at Testing Grounds November 2017   

Deluge by Dylan Martorell; Kelp D/J at Testing Grounds November 2017

 

Michael Candy

 

Michael Candy's bees-eye-view of a mountain apiary in Serifos, screening at Testing Grounds November, 2017. Candy worked on a series of videos filemd with a customised drone and VR goggles for the artists on the Forum of Sensory Motion residency including this one in collaboration with beekeepers Honeyfingers and Nikos Kokolakis. Honey Fingers and Michael Candy presented this experience in the streets and bars of Serifos and Athens, with the smell of freshly crushed wild Thymari and Mountain Sage and other herbs that the bees feed on, for an immersive extra-sensory experience.

 

Nathan Gray

 Nathan Gray, T he Mechanism , 2017, screening at Testing Grounds throughout November 2017, during opening hours.     IN 1901 a mysterious device is found in a Roman shipwreck of the island of Antikythera. In 1974 a science fiction author has a revelation that reality is an illusion controlled by an ancient roman machine called the Black Iron Prison. In 2028 a prominent technologist gives a press conference to announce he has died and is addressing his audience from an augmented reality network called  After-life . This complex narrative weaves together historical research, philosophical enquiry and speculation on future events.      The Mechanism  is a new Short Film By Nathan Gray that juxtaposes narration over hypnotic video shot in Greece, Germany and Australia. It was developed over the last 3 months with the help of ZK/U, Berlin and The Forum for Sensory Motion.

Nathan Gray, The Mechanism, 2017, screening at Testing Grounds throughout November 2017, during opening hours. 
 

IN 1901 a mysterious device is found in a Roman shipwreck of the island of Antikythera. In 1974 a science fiction author has a revelation that reality is an illusion controlled by an ancient roman machine called the Black Iron Prison. In 2028 a prominent technologist gives a press conference to announce he has died and is addressing his audience from an augmented reality network called After-life. This complex narrative weaves together historical research, philosophical enquiry and speculation on future events.

 

The Mechanism is a new Short Film By Nathan Gray that juxtaposes narration over hypnotic video shot in Greece, Germany and Australia. It was developed over the last 3 months with the help of ZK/U, Berlin and The Forum for Sensory Motion.

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Melbourne, August 2017: Nathan Gray presents an early draft of his video work from FSM Greece 17.

Hosted by West Space and Liquid Architecture, Nathan Gray presents new speculative films and narrative works that collectively occupy a space between performance lecture, essay film, sci-fi novel and personal journal, including The Anti-Kythera Mechanism, The Black Iron Prison & The Simulation Hypothesis, filmed during his residency with Forum of Sensory Motion.

An ancient Greek astrological calculator discovered in a shipwreck in 1901 continues to reveal its secrets today via a series of technological promotional events. This live essay examines the development of technologies of war and control going back to Hellenistic Greece and the strange device’s uncanny resonances with the paranoid philosophy of Philip K Dick.

image above: 'The Antikythera Device, The Black Iron Prison and The Simulation Hypothesis', Video Still, Nathan Gray, 2017
 

FSM GREECE 2017

Kythira, Serifos and Athens

June/ July 2017

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Athens, July 2017: Join us for a night of outcomes from nomadic artist residency group Forum of Sensory Motion. For the past 6 weeks, Australian artsits Michael Candy, Nathan Gray, Benjamin Hancock, Belle Bassin, Dylan Martorell, Nic Dowse and Lichen Kelp have been travelling thoughout Greece, developing works and collaborations.

FSM 2017’s emergent themes include notions of the body and materiality apprehended in movement. Dylan Martorell’s practice, for example, scavenges discarded objects and activates them kinetically via robotics in order to explore their auditory potential. Rather than simply broadcasting sound, as through a sound system, these sonic automata are arrayed throughout spaces allowing audiences to venture inside these complex acoustic environments. These works are presented as collaborations with the other artists in the group.

Belle Bassin presents works using the body as a sculptural form, merging bodies with landscape and architecture in aesthetically driven experiential works. Developed on Kythera, Serifos and in Athens, her recent work questions how to preserve the ethereal space of visions in accessible material formats and complications of the creative process.

Dancer Benjamin Hancock will present his new solo work WITCH an attempt at using shape shifting and possession as strategies to disrupt gender binaries and explore new potentialities of the body.

Both Michael Candy and Nathan Gray present new works that question technological determinism through mixed strategies of documentary and speculative fiction. Candy will show documentation from recent interventions in Kathmandu that explore the spiritual life of robots while Gray presents a new lecture performance entitled The Antikythera Device and the Holographic Universe that looks at a 1st Century BCE Hellenistic Era analogue computer, discovered in a ship wreck, in the light of recent claims by technologists including Elon Musk that we exist inside a simulation. Both of these works create histories of simulation and artificial intelligence that move the future back into the distant past.

Another area of enquiry for FSM 2017 is the way that movement occurs across material, biological and phenomenological boundaries. Lichen Kelp’s work uses improvised thermal and chemical reactions from materials such as botanical samples, oils, ice and ouzo to generate live imagery and sound. Liquid imagery with its floods, waves, ripples, tides and flows provides a rich source of metaphors for economic and geopolitical thinking into the early 21st century (waves of migration, economic ripples etc.) Closer examination of these actual phenomena can lead to a reinterpretation or replacement of these metaphors with ideas of greater utility. 

Nic Dowse’s work moves across biological and authorial boundaries in his ongoing collaboration with bees and beekeeping. FSM 2017 sees him present a series of works that have been installed in beehives in the foothills of Athens and embellished by colonies of bees, furnishing his works with honeycomb, pollen and honey.

Address 1-7 Evmorfoupolou, Psiri, Athens July 4th. 7pm-11pm

View more images #forumofsensorymotion

Image above: There Are No Words, by Nic Dowse from Honey Fingers Collective

 

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As part of tonights program in Athens, Belle Bassin presents her work, using the body as a sculptural form, merging bodies with landscape and architecture in an aesthetically driven experiential work. 

Belle Bassin, pictured above in Serifos, Greece with robotic instruments by Dylan Martorell.

 

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Nathan Gray will present a new lecture performance entitled The Antikythera Device and the Holographic Universe that looks at a 1st Century BCE Hellenistic Era analogue computer, discovered in a ship wreck, in the light of recent claims by technologists including Elon Musk that we exist inside a simulation. This is a live presentation of research writings undertaken in Athens for FMS Greece 17. The accompanying footage; shot in Kythira and Athens and later Berlin to be edited in his home city; Berlin.

 

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Performing to a live soundtrack by Dylan Martorell in the streets of Athens, Benjamin Hancock presents his new solo work, WITCH; an attempt at using shape shifting and possession as strategies to disrupt gender binaries and explore new potentialities of the body.

 Night two of  The Witch ; collaborative dance piece by Benjamin Hancock with mic'ed up skate bowl and robot orchestra live soundtrack by Dylan Martorell and performances by local skaters at Latraac, Athens, for Forum of Sensory Motion, July 2017

Night two of The Witch; collaborative dance piece by Benjamin Hancock with mic'ed up skate bowl and robot orchestra live soundtrack by Dylan Martorell and performances by local skaters at Latraac, Athens, for Forum of Sensory Motion, July 2017

 Participant experiencing the DIY VR installation and footage by Michael Candy and Belle Bassin For FSM Greece, Exit Gallery Athens, July 2017

Participant experiencing the DIY VR installation and footage by Michael Candy and Belle Bassin For FSM Greece, Exit Gallery Athens, July 2017

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Michael Candy, above, will present his DIY VR goggles offering an immersive and personalised viewing experience in collaboration with Belle Bassin and Honey Fingers

 

Honeyfingers; There Are No Words:
"Animals Dancing" collaborative installation, prints and listening chair.
Forum of Sensory Motion, Exit Gallery, Athens, 5 July 2017

Poetry translations and bee edits, riso prints, propolis, wax, honey, cardboard, sound recordings, video experience.

CREDITS
@manolis_ger -- hives that ate poetry
@kokolakis82 -- hives in the film
@youstrikemyfancy -- translation and narration
@mcandy_ -- filmmaking
@trimsbagus -- soundtrack
@general_enquiry -- design, riso print (blue on white)
@x_conn -- riso print (white on blue)
+ the bees for articulating a sense of what is lost in translation.

Poem by @honey_fingers

Animals Dancing poem by Honeyfingers

Animals Dancing, by  honey_fingers

Shower Seen/1. Comprising underwater dance, liquid lighting, loofah costume and a live deluge soundtrack, this was a two part performance development piece created during the artist residency; Forum of Sensory Motion. Forum of Sensory Motion is a nomadic residency program. In 2017 FSM was held throughout Greece in Kythira, Serifos and Athens. Improvised Choreography by Benjamin Hancock. Staging, costume and lighting concepts by Lichen Kelp. Soundtrack by Dylan Martorell. 

Background Information ..

Nathan Gray, The Shakes, Liquid Architecture, 2016

http://www.nthn.gy/species/

..Forum of Sensory Motion

2017 is the inaugural year of FSM, the nomadic iteration of KochiAIR, an artist residency established by Lichen Kelp and Dylan Martorell in Kerala, India in 2014. 

In June of this year FSM will travel with artists Belle Bassin, Nathan Gray, Dylan Martorell, Lichen Kelp, and Michael Candy, dancer Benjamin Hancock and writer, curator and publisher, Helen Hughes.

They will be based in Athens, Kithera and Serifos where over a period of six weeks these diverse practitioners will engage collaboratively with the public and each other creating improvised communities and radical experimentation.

These artists and musicians will use streets, airwaves, gallery and digital media to create a common noosphere of sensory activity incorporating robotics, interactive electronics, public lectures, wearable art, kinetic sculpture, performative chemistry and workshops.

 Michael Candy,  Digital Empathy Device , 2016   

Michael Candy, Digital Empathy Device, 2016

 

Lichen Kelp

 Lichen Kelp, performance from the  Colour Chemistry  series, as part of  Seen and Not Seen  collaborative exhibition with Dylan Martorell, Lamington Drive, 2016   

Lichen Kelp, performance from the Colour Chemistry series, as part of Seen and Not Seen collaborative exhibition with Dylan Martorell, Lamington Drive, 2016

 

Lichen Kelp (nee Kemp) transforms localised flora and domestic ingredients into otherworldly, liquid landscapes. Accompanied by live soundtracks, she creates multisensory site specific performances that fuse science, art, alchemy and music. 

Her practise also encompasses art/science workshops for children, edible ikebana, and hosting and curating exhibitions and artist residencies. 

With an interest in adventurism, vernacular ecologies and alternative ways of everyday living and a methodology based on process and action/ reaction, her work is propelled by a desire to create happenings and forge diverse communities, both locally and internationally. Along with her partner Dylan Martorell, Lichen has thus developed the Forum of Sensory Motion; a responsive, open ended, experimental, travelling group residency that offers participants, audiences and collaborators an exciting way to work and interact. With artists shared experiences of relocation, exploration, research and development, site responses, collaboration and interaction, the resulting works as well as audience responses and resulting improvised communities are informed by the sensory nature of movement. 

Nathan Gray

From a background in experimental and improvised music, Nathan Gray’s continued interest is in the restrictions and rules within which improvisation happens. He uses brevity, precision and humour as artistic strategies to highlight the unspoken conventions of form and to open possibilities within the restricted materiality of the everyday.

Gray’s works take common restrictions as their starting point: curatorial briefs, self-imposed and group negotiated rules, as well as the various physical, legal, economic and material restrictions of exhibition, performance and contemporary life. He explores constraints in order to stimulate a variety of effects on the content, structure and narrative of his works and employs a variety of strategies to firstly make visible, and then to disrupt the various structures within which we co-exist

Nathan Gray’s 2014 work Species of Spaces was the winner of both the Substation Contemporary Art Prize and Substation People’s Choice Awards and is now part of the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.

He has shown at the 19th Biennale of Sydney and the 2012 Tarrawarra Biennale. My work Score for Dance was shown at Open Archive in 2011 and ACCA in 2014, and has had numerous solo shows including Work with Me Here, 2015 at RMIT DesignHub, Things That Fit Together, 2014 at Utopian Slumps, Theorist Training Camp, 2012, at Westspace and ACTS, 2012, at Utopian Slumps. During 2016 Liquid Architecture, Melbourne, The Audio Foundation, Auckland, and North Projects, Christchurch, have presented his recent film The Shakes.

He curated the exhibition The Object as Score, based on his Masters thesis of the same name, which he completed in 2014. He has attended residencies in Japan, Brazil, New Zealand, Indonesia, regional Australia, and Germany.

 

 Nathan Gray, Work With Me Here, RMIT Design Hub, in collaboration with SIBLING and Liquid Architecture, 2015   http://www.liquidarchitecture.org.au/program/nathan-gray-work-with-me-here/    

Nathan Gray, Work With Me Here, RMIT Design Hub, in collaboration with SIBLING and Liquid Architecture, 2015

http://www.liquidarchitecture.org.au/program/nathan-gray-work-with-me-here/

 

Dylan Martorell

 Dylan Martorell, touch based electronics, Kochi Muzuris Biennale 2012/13, Kerala, India  Transience, improvisation and collaboration form the basis of Dylan Martorell’s music-based art practice. Housed within the conceptual framework of a musical diaspora, his work is drawn to ways in which music travels through space and is affected by changes in geography, climate, culture and materials to become an agent for cross-cultural reciprocation.  Focusing on the use of site-specific gleaned materials and incorporating elements of upcycling, DIY culture, robotics, and alternative power sources, Martorell’s recent projects conducted in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, India and Australia have focused on concepts of transience, portability and sustainability.    dylanmartorellexhibitions.blogspot.com.au    

Dylan Martorell, touch based electronics, Kochi Muzuris Biennale 2012/13, Kerala, India

Transience, improvisation and collaboration form the basis of Dylan Martorell’s music-based art practice. Housed within the conceptual framework of a musical diaspora, his work is drawn to ways in which music travels through space and is affected by changes in geography, climate, culture and materials to become an agent for cross-cultural reciprocation.

Focusing on the use of site-specific gleaned materials and incorporating elements of upcycling, DIY culture, robotics, and alternative power sources, Martorell’s recent projects conducted in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, India and Australia have focused on concepts of transience, portability and sustainability. 

dylanmartorellexhibitions.blogspot.com.au

 

Dylan Martorell, Sound Tracks, TarraWarra Biennial 2012: Sonic Spheres, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia, August 5 to 9 December 2012. 

Benjamin Hancock

  Benjamin Hancock,  Handovers + Translations , Open Studio, Glasshouse 2016    http://www.benjaminhancock.net/

Benjamin Hancock, Handovers + Translations, Open Studio, Glasshouse 2016

http://www.benjaminhancock.net/

Highlights from Benjamin Hancock's performance in The Dark Chorus presented by Lucy Guerin Inc and Melbourne Festival World, Meat Market, Melbourne, Australia, 2016

Belle Bassin

Belle Bassin’s works explore the ‘affective dimension’ of colour, form and bodily movement.  Simultaneously working across a range of mediums, she translates shapes and ideas across two and three-dimensional modes, and across still and performative images, so that rather than in one fixed state, her forms are always evolving and interconnected - much like living things.  Her oeuvre is characterized by the use of biomorphic abstraction and visions gleaned from mystical animist practices.  Resulting in highly emotive works that aim to simultaneously exist beyond their materiality on a plane that is more felt than seen. 

Bassin has been exhibiting for 10 years in urban and biological spaces and within galleries and museums in Australia, Asia, and Europe. With recent highlights including: Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, (curated by Marco Pasi and Lars Bang Larsen), On Campus, curated by Raimundas Malašauskas, MUMA and in 2016 Bassin’s work, It’s Easier to Look at Your Skin, was the inspiration for a group show titled Dancing Umbrella’s, at the Heide Museum of Modern Art, where she also exhibited a temporal ‘esoteric social sculpture’ (a one-hour sculptural choreography) in their gardens. Her works are held in numerous state, national and private collections.

 Belle Bassin,  Glass,   biomorphic choreography,  Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2016   http://dancingumbrellas.heide.com.au/tagged/belle-bassin

Belle Bassin, Glass, biomorphic choreography, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2016

http://dancingumbrellas.heide.com.au/tagged/belle-bassin

Michael Candy

Michael Candy pursues a nomadic practice, working and producing internationally through residencies, commissions and exhibitions, exploiting physical technologies to impart theories of complex systems on ecology and sociology, constructing and presenting devices that empower and translate closed systems into tangible medium.

Candy produced the large­ scale kinetic light installation ‘Big Dipper’ (2014) while on residency with KochiAIR. This initial prototype of Big Dipper has since lead to re­commissions for exhibitions throughout India, Europe and Australia, finally winning the Polish Biennale Prize 2015 (Wroclaw, Poland) and Le Cube Prix 2016 (Paris, France).

A selection of his previous works include: ‘Synthetic Pollinizers’, robotic flowers that pollinate bees in the Netherlands (Bio Art and Design Award Finalist, 2015); angelic machines created on residency in Huepetuhe (HAWAPI Residency, 2015); Altertruism, a three part series of installations, performances and seminars with artist collective Golden Solution, commissioned for Melbourne’s Next Wave (2014) and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and a sound installation which uses an array of sensors and analogue components to make the environmental changes in the earth and air audible atop Indonesia’s Mt Merapi Volcano which led to restaging the work at the National Gallery of Victoria (Instrument Builders Project, 2013­2014).

It is through these experiments that he honed his skills in development, production and investigation, giving rise to a unique approach of instinctive engineering techniques responding to the limitations of each environment or idea (whether it be physical, lack of materials or social).

RESIDENCY PROPOSAL

"During the Forum of Sensory Motion ReMAP Residency I will be exploring the use of interactive light networks to activate vast areas of the city scape, creating a web in which resence space and time have a profound impact on the audiovisual textures of an epicenter." 

Big Dipper, kinetic light installation by Michael Candy, Pepperhouse studios, KochiAIR 2014. 

Developed for KochiAIR, this work has since toured extensively. Big Dipper won the 2015 WRO Award at the 16th Media Art Biennial at Wroclaw, in Poland and The Prix Cube in Paris, 2016. 

http://prixcube.com/en/prixcube2016/michael-candy-winner-prix-cube/

http://michaelcandy.com/

Helen Hughes

Helen Hughes is a Melbourne-based writer, editor and publisher. Her research focuses on late modern and contemporary Australian art and the historiography of contemporary art in a global context. She received her PhD in Art History from the University of Melbourne in 2015, and now works as a Lecturer in Art History and Curatorial Practice at Monash University. Helen also co-edits the journal Discipline, and publishes books on contemporary art theory and criticism through the Discipline imprint. Recent publications include: Three Reflections on Contemporary Art History in 2013 and The Importance of Being Anachronistic: Museum Reparations and Contemporary Aboriginal Art in 2016.

During the ReMAP residency, she plans to develop a more creative piece of writing and experiment with different modes of its presentation - focusing on the possibility for a text to function as an artwork, rather than a mere exegetical tool used in the service of explaining art.

Helen Hughes, Sketching : Bodies in Motion for Un Magazine

http://unprojects.org.au/magazine/issues/issue-6-2/sketching-bodies-in-motion/

 Helen Hughes, co-founder and co-editor of the Melbourne contemporary art journal,  Discipline     http://www.discipline.net.au/               http://www.artdes.monash.edu.au/people/helen-hughes.html

Helen Hughes, co-founder and co-editor of the Melbourne contemporary art journal, Discipline

http://www.discipline.net.au/         

http://www.artdes.monash.edu.au/people/helen-hughes.html

Honey Fingers

 Nic Dowse,  Comb City

Nic Dowse, Comb City

 

Honey Fingers is a creative and dynamic project that explores the connections between farming, food, art, history, design and education. Nic Dowse who heads the Honey Fingers Collective trained as an architect before starting up the small batch honey business that also comprises a creative projects studio and public engagement platform. In Melbourne and around Australia, Nic works with artists, musicians, photographers, architects, chefs, ceramicists and writers to realise his projects. Revolving closely around a localised backyard apiarist community that he has fostered, this work has wide reaching implications for our eco systems and offers a gently radical approach to (agri)culture. Having researched and written extensively around nomadic beekeeping and European beekeeping traditions, Nic is returning to Greece to work with a local beekeeper, musician and audio engineer as part of FOSM 17.

 Nic Dowse,  Wet Vs Dry

Nic Dowse, Wet Vs Dry

Future FSM art adventures in development

May 2018 Whyalla, South Australia

By means of planes, cars, buses, boats and scuba gear, Forum of Sensory Motion will helm an art trip to the outer reaches of South Australia to witness the mating rituals of the giant cuttlefish. These incredible creatures will provide artists with untold levels of inspiration in their metamorphic abilities to change colours, gender, shape and size all while putting on electric lightshows. Throughout this research and development trip we will devise performances, soundscapes and treatise based on our encounters with these polymorphic rainbow hued visitors to our shores.

 image by Carl Charter

image by Carl Charter

Off Grid Victorian Residency

FSM has been lucky enough to secure a site for artist residencies to be held in The Western Volcanic Plains region of Victoria that we wish to share with our extended art community. Situated in a fertile laval flow valley, the tiny off grid house and bell tent offers shelter for one to four artists at a time. Life on the property is idyllic with camp cookouts, open fires, a dam and river with waterholes and platypii all with in a 2 minute walk from the front door. Ideal for writers, composers, painters, and those in need of short stay sabbaticals or research and development time, especially those wishing to switch off for a few days. Views of rolling hills of native grasses, sheep and kangaroos with incredible vistas of night skies. Taking expressions of interest from January 28th 2018.

 

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