Tuesday, November 9, 2010

ROLLIN' CONTACT featuring Melbourne Launch of ILP at this years Melbourne Bike Festival

Rollin’ Contact
An exhibition thinking through bikes                                                              
Part of the Melbourne Bike Festival 2010
Thursday 25th November- Sunday 28th November 2010
 11:00 AM – 10:00PM

Bikes have passed beyond being simply mechanical objects used for travel to become symbols of unity. They exist in our lives as companions, entering our lexicon and folklore through transit, speed and mobile revelry.
Rollin’ Contact draws from the terminology of physics to describe the point of contact between a wheel and its surface. Expanded broadly, it represents the themes of connection and commonality between people and bikes. Between bikes and art. Between art and people.
The exhibition will feature drawings, prints, silkscreens, photographic images, installations, design, video, paintings, sculptures, puppets and textiles that expand on the theme.
A component of the show comprises works by artists who form a part of the Inter-Location Project, (ILP). ILP is an independent organisation formed to build a DIY arts bridge between the two cities of Jogjakarta, Indonesia and Melbourne, Australia. ILP aims to express and maintain varied forms of artistic and cultural dialogue, creative commonalities and friendship between these two bicycle-loving cities in addition to raising much needed funds for helping the displaced in the city in the wake of the Mt. Merapi volcano disaster.

Curated by: Claire Alexander nine on seven Artspace

Featuring works by:
Akẻan, Anton Subiyanto, Bayu Widodo, Betty Musgrove, Bhavani Stoddart,  Claudie Frock, Colin Moore, Dan Bell, Dan Goronszy, El Kampretto, Georg, Jarrad Kennedy, Jarrod Mortimer, Joshua Weeks, Kasia Lynch, Lauz, Lindsay Cox, Love Hate Love, Micheal P Fikaris, Oscar Vincente Slorach-Thorn, Pandarosa Design, Snotrag, Steve Boyd, Stewart Cole, Tom Civil and
Upper Left Arm.

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