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Bus Projects

‘Entertaining the environment’
Featuring Erin Manning, Riki-Metisse Marlow, Laura Woodward, Bryan Cera, Tony Falla, Nathaniel Stern, Kent Wilson & Andrew Goodman.
Opening Tuesday 30 October 6-8pm
Tuesday 30 October – Saturday 17 November 2012

‘Entertaining the environment’ brings together a group of Australian and international artists to explore the concept that an artwork might reject a contract of exchange with a viewer. Instead of accepting the entertainment of the audience as an obligatory, primary relationship, this exhibition proposes a more modest ambition – the artwork’s acquisition of agency for the purposes of entertaining themselves and/or their environment. This does not imply a nihilistic denial of the possibility of engaging the viewer but rather that any such engagement sits in excess to the aim of an immersion in the field of unfolding experience, and the exploration of the non-human scales of attention and timeframes within an art event. Within the exhibition the artists explore a number of techniques that question the position of the spectator, the role of technology in art and the possibilities for a more complex and intertwined bodily relation in the creation of an art event. The exhibition at the Bus Projects is the third iteration of the exhibition, following shows at the Phoenix Gallery at Deakin University and the La Trobe Visual Arts Centre.”

‘Myself, as an Island’
Kiera Brew Kurec
Opening Tuesday 30 October 6-8pm
Tuesday 30 October – Saturday 17 November 2012

‘Myself, as an Island’ is a dual channel video projection which attempts to position the viewer in a state of flux by placing them between two Islands. As the two skylines of Manhattan and Staten Island retreat in to the distance the audience is left standing in the of the wake of both cities. The work centres on the notion of two conflicting sources or ‘pulls’. ‘Myself, as an Island’ aims to not only visually represent a metaphor for two opposing forces, but to allow the audience to participate and position themselves within the pull. Kiera Brew Kurec graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a BFA Painting in 2007 and graduated with first class Honours in 2010. She has lived and worked in Melbourne, Berlin and New York. Kiera has undertaken residencies in Europe and the U.S and interned at Franklin Furnace archive inc. in New York. Kiera has exhibited and performed extensively in artist run spaces, art fairs, festivals and commercial galleries throughout Melbourne as well as exhibiting in Brisbane, Newcastle, Berlin, and New York. Kiera is a recipient of Australia Council New Work grant, and Copyright Agency Limited Career Fund.


BUS Projects

Basement level, Donkey Wheel House, 673 Bourke Street

Melbourne, Victoria 3000