2 TO 17 FEBRUARY
Annette Nykiel is the recipient of the 2018 Spectrum Project Space Artist Residency. This annual program allows an artist one month¹s access to Spectrum Project Space at ECU¹s Mount Lawley Campus as a working studio, with the aim of exhibiting new works in the gallery at the end of the residency. This program is now in its fifth year.
Annette Nykiel is a practice-led researcher and currently an ECU PhD candidate. During the three-week residency component of her stay at Spectrum Project Space, Annette Nykiel will slowly transform the gallery into a “making place”. From this transformation, an exhibition will emerge, created from piecing together gleaned fibre, fragments of found objects and handmade textiles. The resulting assemblages will evoke the non-urban spaces where the materials are gathered or made during sustained fieldwork.
22 FEBRUARY TO 9 MARCH
The artworks in Defence D’Afficher are the result of Edith Cowan University Master of Arts student, Hansdieter Zeh’s practice of taking snapshots whilst on out walking, riding or driving throughout the Perth metropolitan area as well as through a number of towns and cities in Germany and France.
The subjects of these photographs are torn and weathered bill boards or poster walls. Hansdieter takes large numbers of close-up photographs of small sections of these posters, which are then compiled into an archive.
Hansdieter’s arts practice is linked to the walking practice of the Flâneur, Guy Debord’s concept of the drift, as well as the practice of psychogeography. What these have in common is a focus on urban and inner city environs, whereby attention is given to marginal phenomena. Rather than looking at the advertised merchandise that determines to a large extend the visual impact of an inner-city environment, he looks at what is essentially the debris that is left behind. Making use of debris is often called recycling, however, Hansdieter is not concerned with recycling, but rather with stepping out of a cycle, looking at the world from the margins.
Image: Engaewa spp. chimney structure, Annette Nykiel, 2017, balls of hand
dyed, hand plied string. Image courtesy of the artist.
Image: Pop, Hansdieter Zeh, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.
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