Friday 14 September & Saturday 15 September
10am – 3pm
Presented as part of ‘Seeing Voices’
A two-day performance in which visitors to the Main Corner Complex & Riddoch Gallery can contribute their voices to the creation of a synthetic voice, which will then be transformed by the artist into chants, songs, and speeches from the worldwide labour movement.
A NETS Victoria and Monash University Museum of Art touring exhibition
Main Corner & Riddoch Art Gallery, 1 Bay Road Mount Gambier
No booking required.
“Drawing on some ancient definitions and some modern ones, I will consider how art us useful — indeed essential — nowadays. I will discuss the benefits of art to the individual and to the societies that support it, make it and engage with it. To illustrate my general observations, I will show some specific examples of my own work and of contemporary artists whom I admire.”
Bio: Formerly the inaugural Creative Director at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Ross Gibson is Centenary Professor in Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. His work spans several media and disciplines. Recent projects include the Radio National feature program ‘Green Love’ (2016), the books Changescapes (2015), Memoryscopes (2105), and The Criminal Re-Register, all published by UWAP, and the public-art installation ‘Bluster-Town’ at Wynyard Rail Station, Sydney (2017).