As two windows come down (farewell, On the Verge Festival in Obus and Collected Works, you were great), a vitrine of collages and drawings for Betwixt fleshes out its form, as part of the forthcoming Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia.
(In addition to our part in Betwixt, we will also be conducting a kids' workshop inspired by The Seven Ravens.)
A twin entity! A double life, sprung “from matter and light, envinced in solid and shade,” our Salvaged Relatives, collaged and drawn, toss gauzy film over the certainty of your consciousness.
A shadow, rendered, of a life imagined; or is that the other way around? In a game of Chicken and Egg, call and response, surely, the drawings echo the collages on cartes de visite. And were they to be “separated from one another by the whole length of the building… [the] distance between [them would] seem monstrous… as is they had taken half [their] bodies away. [They would lose their] sense of balance… feel dizzy… fall.”
Creeping through these unknown time-eaten spaces, memories splinter; with nature as your theatrical backcloth, you’d do well to borrow a stained costume from the Ballet Russe, while things reconfigure.
My tail, Léon Bakst, what do I do with it in this lonely place “newly with grass o’ergrown”?
 Edgar Allan Poe, ‘Silence (a sonnet),’ version published in The Raven and Other Poems, 1845
 Ágota Kristóf, The Notebook Trilogy, (Melbourne: Text Publishing, 2016), p.23
 Edgar Allan Poe, ‘Silence (a sonnet)’
Along with fellow alumni, Vincent Fantauzzo, Nicola Gunn, Katie Collins, Kieren Seymour, and Xanthe Dobbie, we were invited to take part in 'Developing your career in art: Being enterprise ready,' presented by the School of Art in collaboration with Careers and Employability, at Storey Hall, RMIT.
To illustrate our words and thoughts, we created two screen recordings, 'Digital portfolio strategies and examples' and 'Developing a niche market as an artist outside the established systems,' in advance, especially for RMIT School of Art students.
And you, too, can now see them, should they be of interest.
Our works on paper are set to play a game of hide and seek as part of BLINDSIDE's forthcoming On the Verge festival.
Our work will be hiding at Collected Works (Level 1) and Obus (Ground Floor, Cathedral Arcade) in the Nicholas Building from the 24th of August through until the 3rd of September, 2016.
BLINDSIDE's 2016 festival guide (pdf)
Opening Night Drinks
Thursday the 25th of August
Level 7, Room 14, Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Walk the Verge
Saturday the 27th of August
Meeting at BLINDSIDE Gallery