CRITICAL ANIMALS // Re:Location

2 OCTOBER 2015 - 25 OCTOBER 2015

Re: Location, an exhibition presented by Critical Animals as part of This is Not Art (TiNA)

RE: LOCATION, AN EXHIBITION PRESENTED BY CRITICAL ANIMALS AS PART OF THIS IS NOT ART (TINA)
2 - 25 OCTOBER 2015
OPENING 6PM FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2015

"...In time, those Unconscionable Maps no longer satisfied, and the Cartographers Guilds struck a Map of the Empire whose size was that of the Empire, and which coincided point for point with it. The following Generations, who were not so fond of the Study of Cartography as their Forebears had been, saw that that vast Map was Useless..."

- Suarez Miranda,Viajes de varones prudentes, Libro IV,Cap. XLV, Lerida, 1658

RE: Location peels back the map and interrogates how our sense of place is actually constructed. Who were the Cartographers and do we agree with their depictions? How many paper landscapes have been scribbled over or eroded? How many will be rendered useless?

Expanding the walls of the gallery to envelope a wider context; RE: Location imagines what is different, other - the non-hegemonic. Artists Nina Ross, Madalyn Ward and Monique Morter intersect at a point between culture, family and the notion of home. Ingrid Stiertzel investigates themes of memory, nostalgia and identity. Kristin Corcoran and Michelle Benjamin connect through prose as they traverse opposite sides of the globe. Amanda Wolf and Emilie Jeine Amaryllis use the body as a site to interrogate disease, age and consent. Andrew Styan, Kieran Boland and Giselle Laming record remnants and debris from an aging world. Patrick Kelly, Erin Stewart and Lauren Moss document the residue of passing time and its non-linear narrative.

This year we couldn't limit ourselves to just one space, artworks have tumbled out of the doors of The Lock-Up and into the streets. Roslyn Helper has curated the online exhibition New Physics, Tim Buchanan and Dale Collier will be roving Hunter Street Mall with their Hobo Techno Nomadic Projections, Terhor and Zeke's Lunchbox will be activating laneways with their street art collaboration - TeeZee Tiles, Fugitive Moments (aka Tristan Derátz & Barnaby Lewer) will be lighting up the Obelisk with Coal River, Emily Parsons-Lord and Deb Mansfield will be hiking to the neon sign Advertising Marketing and Publicity and lastly Deb Mansfield, Maggie Hensel-Brown and Chris Dolman will be hosting the one night exhibition Friend's with Benefits: Sharing is Caring.

Maybe it's time we scrap the maps and begin drafting our own?

Curated by Laura Hanlon.

IMAGE: Patrick Kelly
Diorama #01 (still), 2015
High definition animation, colour, stereo sound
4:59 min