Opening event Tuesday August 7, from 5.30pm
Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin
Curated by Raewyn Martyn.
Artists: Katie Breckon, Dana Carter, Scott Flanagan, Jenny Gillam, Hope Ginsburg, Eugene Hansen, Motoko Kikkawa, Geoff Martyn, Melissa Martyn, Raewyn Martyn, William Henry Meung, Murdabike, Anet Neutze, Aroha Novak, Maria O’Toole, Charlotte Parallel, Kim Pieters, Deano Shirriffs and Jemma Woolmore.
Energy sustains live order through a kind of agitation, a little faster and a little hotter. Lack or loss of new energy leads to breakdown of order; perhaps into a collapse, or static equilibrium.
Biophilia means love of living systems. Artists have long used artworks as testing space for new and idiosyncratic systems, systems that do not stand still. Systems that confront reality, systems that emerge in daily life and look toward the future. Our understanding of what is ‘living’ has expanded through appreciation of interrelations within geological and biological systems. Not standing still brings together artists and works that involve visual and embodied systems, along with phenomena of changing conditions.
This exhibition is accompanied by a new online publication designed by Katie Kerr with new writing by Gregory Kan, Raewyn Martyn and Rachel O’Neill which will be launched concurrently via our website.
Artists Talk: Wednesday 8 August, 12pm noon.
Free to attend, all welcome.
Tea and coffee provided, BYO lunch.
Image: 2018 Poster Series by Erin Broughton developed in conversation and using imagery supplied by Jemma Woolmore.
Blue Oyster Art Project Space
Date(s) - 07/08/2018 - 01/09/2018