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Opening:12th April 2013 6-9pm
Exhibition: 12 april - 4 May 13
Future Relic. The future isn't shiny and virtual. The future is industrial, mechanical and broken. Future technologies are built out of recycled parts from other outmoded machinery and equipment. Decay in these objects is a part of the daily experience. Future Relic is a collection of some of these objects and these are their stories. Join us on April 12th at 6:00pm to discover microelectronic world of Cake Industries. Cake Industries. Artists and technologists Jesse Stevens and Dean Petersen have worked under the collaborative banner of Cake Industries since 2006. Their practice concentrates on electromechanical sensing and robotics to investigate ideas of story and future technology. They primarily employ microelectronics and network connected sensing systems to create their work, which centres on autonomous, self regulating objects, exploration of spaces from different perspectives, and anthropomorphism.
"i FUCKING LOVE MELBOURNE"
Opening:8th March 2013 6-9pm
Exhibition: 8 march - 29 March 13
Will Coles may best be known for his uncommissioned public installations. For years he’s been gluing down concrete mobile phones, teddy bears, footballs, squashed drink cans, skulls, and remote controls, as well as the more conspicuous concrete TVs, washing machines & suitcases. Usually they bear a message, sometimes just a word, but they are always trying to plant a seed of thought.
His work can be found on streets all over the world: Many throughout the streets and lane-ways of Melbourne. For those already familiar with his small concrete ‘street works' dotted around town, now is a chance to see his larger gallery sculptures. In his first-ever appearance in a Melbourne gallery, Dark Horse Experiment presents their opening show for the New Year. We would like to invite you to Will Coles’ exhibition: I FUCKING LOVE MELBOURNE.
Coles’ work displays the remnants of our throwaway society with his rendering of consumerist iconography into thought provoking sculptures. Religious icons, pop culture references and death symbolism merge with the plasticity of today’s toys and mod-cons in a somewhat vulgar, yet unapologetic show of defiance. His artwork is a thoroughly clear critique of Australian culture. The more we consume the less individual we are. A famous culture jamer, Coles skilfully represents a culture obsessed with individuality, yet completely taken in by the advertisement that sells them that same myth.
Past Exhibitions List
The Blender Christmas Exhibition opening Fri 17 Nov 12
The Petal Family - 25.08.11
Print - 02.08.11
The New Field - 14.07.11