Artists show face for peace

Lull Studios’ video Drawn and Quartered is showing next week in Shillong, India as part of ://self-imaging, curated by artvideo.koeln for CologneOFF. Another one we wish we could see in person, though we’ll be happy to be in residence at the stunning Wuhan Art Village making new work for Videotage.

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A little town out of Shanghai (population 10.6 million)

Selected for K11 Art Foundation residency with Videotage as part of ISEA2016! Thought Wuhan was a little town out of Shanghai——oh OK 10 million people. This will be a bit mind-blowing.

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Selected for Cairo Video Festival

Our video Ovation screening with none other than Marina Abramovic in the exhibition section of the 7th Cairo Video Festival. Ahhhh we would sooooo love to be there we need a time-space-folding-machine-thing—

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Learning…

Fun pic from exhibition of Reinventing the Wheel in Screenspace, Melbourne

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Shortlisted for Two-to-Three residency in Xiamen

Great group of shortlisted artists. Some inspiring new finds.

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On the runway…

Latest publication:

Elena’s animated video Reinventing the Wheel is published in Runway: Australian Experimental Art, issue 28, ‘Movement’.

Thanks for the frames, collaborator Campbell Drummond, we’re framous! :-p

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CRT returns to Sync3

Lindsay, Ed and Lian continue to develop the real-time responsive installation Cathode Ray Trio (for modular synthesizers and mover). Performing one night only at 107 Projects, Sydney on Saturday 26 September. What are you syncing about?

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Cops are Tops, or, Gendarme the whale

While contracting to PTW Architects, Lull Studios designed this funky police station in Coffs Harbour. Although it was the subject of some consternation amongst locals when the scaffolding came down, we’re now informed that the people of this mid-north coastal region are super proud of the fresh and lively persona of the local copshop.

While the colours were sourced and arranged from our own down-res’d, pixellated photographs of the native bushland, the shape took on a decidedly aquatic look. OK, so inside there are the necessary holding cells and rows of workstations, but we managed some cool moments. How low can morale go when you work inside a big colourful stripy whale?

The hard lesson was that years of cost-cutting within the NSW Police Force mean that it no longer has enough resources to provide humane working conditions for those people charged with some of the most difficult jobs in our public services — child protection, anyone? Nowadays, police working conditions are outsourced to bean-counter Facility Managers who have no eye on quality of life, but rather just pursue the old-school single bottom line. The problems are complex but matters could be improved with some political will.

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Say cheese*! [*reference limited to Australians probably]

Motion opened in Bega Valley on Friday 17 July and runs to 22 August. Artists are Michele Barker and Anna Munster, Conrad Botes, Natalia Chow, Shaun Gladwell, Sue Healey, Elena Knox, Karen Kriss, Louis Pratt and Hannah Quinlivan.

Elle shows This Haus, with a soundtrack by Lull Studios project Actual Russian Brides.

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Nemesis Clock unveiled

We posted a progress pic of the installation of our beloved Nemesis Clock on this site a few months ago. The Coffs Harbour Courthouse has been officially opened by NSW Attorney General Brad Hazzard and local MP Andrew Fraser, and we can now present some photos of the finished product.

Nemesis Clock is many things: it’s, well, ahem, a clock; it’s a poem in flux; it’s the Scales of Justice in retribution neon, balanced by the incisive tally stick of Nemesis herself. It’s ancient with a nod to plastic consumerism and 1980s alarm clocks. But most of all it’s a reminder that nothing is ours by right and that we all reap what we sew.

Photos courtesy PTW Architects, Adrian Boddy Photography.

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