I had the great pleasure of continuing my involvement with curatorial researcher Marita Batna (MADA) and her assemblage of artists on South Channel Fort Island early in 2019. This period of practice with the Creative Occupation collective culminated in my performance for In the shadow, I see myself (2019).
Media Extracts for In the shadow, I see myself: an improvised performance of Laine Hogarty’s Defence Mechanisms – Projection. Sat 12 January 2019, Deakin Waterfront Project Space Gallery. Courtesy Marita Batna.
“The work explores the unnamed projection of fears experienced on the Island and the human drives that instinctually arise from our innate need for self-definition and defence. Performed in the exhibition space with alternating musical resonations and collaborations from guest musicians.”
“ON THE ISLAND… “MAN-MADE” SOUTH CHANNEL FORT, A GROUP OF ARTISTS… HAS BEGUN A PROCESS OF IDEAS, PROJECTS AND DISCOVERIES… IT OPENS A WINDOW ONTO ACTIVITIES AND ENCOUNTERS WITH THE ISLAND GRAPPLING WITH THE SUBJECTS OF REMOTENESS, ARTIFICIALITY, ENTROPY, COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS, FEAR-RELATED ARCHITECTURE, AND THE POSSIBILITIES OF RADICAL CREATIVE (CO)PRODUCTION.”
Clipping from http://www.queenscliffeherald.com.au, February 2019 Edition, accessed 14-2-19.
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