Saturday, December 13, 2014
they create programs here that go beyond the art education that these kids would
experience as part of a high school curriculum e.g. robotics, writing code, 3d printing, graffiti etc
We recreated the work commissioned for M Pavillion incorporating the workshop attendees as equal collaborators. We discussed ideas with them such as the idea of working as a collective and successful ways in which collectives can operate, we also talked about how to design a space from the point of view of an audience member, basic structural concepts and how to improvise with materials. The best workshops are when the students take over and need no direction, this was one of those.
Commission for M Pavillion in Melbourne.
Site Specific installation using growth structures found in plants situated
around the pavillion as the basis for large scale music scores created using bamboo
This work also incorporated touch based instruments combining arduino based
technologies and kokedama.
Below are sound recordings and music scores which where the basis for the structures housed within the pavillion.
The Slow Art Collectives interest in various aspects of d.i.y.culture found a source close to home when we discovered that both our children had found a mutual obsession in hand made archery. A healthy obsession that we both happily encouraged.
Working with our children as collaborators it was also an interesting way for us to expand our definition of the art collective, a floating collective that finds a strength in its lack of definition.
The installation consisted of a shooting gallery made up of an "exploded" drum kit hooked up to
an old electric drum kit unit which triggered various percussive samples, 'Chinese opera' etc when successfully targeted by the archery participants.
Gallery walls where decorated with motifs mirroring the various circular targets as well as a wall dedicated to Ringo Watanabes d.i.y. weapon collection.
Inez and Ringo also conducted their own Mothers day bow and arrow construction workshop
which you can see below.
for the inaugural Melbourne Now exhibition.
We wanted to create a space that invited areas for play, rest, music creation and discovery that incorporated concepts of recycling, upcycling and d.i.y. culture.
A large scale, cross-cultural community art project - to create a secret garden on the Upper Terrace at Hamer Hall!
During the month of August, renowned Japanese installation artist Hiroshi Fuji will be taking up residency at Arts Centre Melbourne to collaborate with Melbourne's Slow Art Collective and the people of Victoria.
The KAERU project is about renewal, transformation, sustainability and collaborative art - themes that celebrate Art Centre Melbourne's new Hamer Hall. Working with all kinds of recycled and organic materials Fujisan and the Collective extend an open invitation to local artists, students, and all the people of Melbourne to join them in creating an interactive garden installation on the upper terrace of the new Hamer Hall.
Structured workshops for school groups are available but anyone with a passion for creativity and sustainable, community driven art is encouraged to join us at our open studio!
So drop in for an hour, a day or come back regularly throughout August to contribute to a piece of public art that celebrates the rejuvenation of Hamer Hall and will inhabit a prominent place in Melbourne for months afterwards.