The Adaptation exhibition runs 6 May to 10 June at INQB8.
It is the culmination of SymbioticA's Adaptation project. There is an opening and artist talks 4:30 to 7:00 pm Sunday 6 May.
INQB8.mandurah Centre for Contemporary Art
63 Ormsby Terrace
Mandurah, Western Australia
Exhibition open on the Stretch Festival weekend 5 and 6 May (12.00 noon to 4.00 pm) and then Wednesday to Sunday 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm Thursday 12.00 noon to 6.00pm.
Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip from Leo Murray on Vimeo.
This is a film called Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip by Leo Murray. Does it explain or hinder? Does it paralyse or promote action? Rhetoric or persuasion? I liked the poor man carrying the fat man with the tv set -- exactly whose carrot is it as they go over the cliff?
The film hints that it is more than individual consumption that needs changing but other than this does not go out to propose overly specific solutions (but see the tiny people at the end, though).
Recently I organised/curated/convened the unruly ecologies: biodiversity and art symposium for SymbioticA: A symposium exploring the possibilities and difficulties of the diversity of life through critical investigations in art, ecology and action.
The majority of talks can be accessed here: http://www.symbiotica.uwa.edu.au/activities/events/unruly-ecologies Unfotunately the original website no longer exists. It originally contained an online of survey biodiversity and contemporary art showcasing the work of over 50 artists worldwide as well as an extensive list of links and online resources.
Why unruly ecologies? Read my text here.
Many thanks to symposium speakers, participants, artists and SymbioticA.