2011 | Willing participant, Feedback. Artists: Scott Barnes, Biljana Jancic, Gianni Wise and James
visit 55 Sydenham Rd, Sydney.
Willing participant, surveillance microphones suspended from ceiling, audio recording devices, wiring, speaker mounted in the wall cavity, audio mixer, digital counter, digital display. My work, bought and built from over the counter shop and business surveillance equipment, only exists to monitor the comings and goings of gallery attendees. Audio serves to record instantly playback whatever ‘feedback’ is recorded from overhead mikes. A digital counter itemises all entering and leaving the premises.
Feedback features the work of Sydney artists Scott Barnes, Biljana Jancic, Gianni Wise and James who have created artworks that subtly reflect on the conventions and performativity that underscores the experience of art. In so doing they all question what it is to be present in the gallery space, both for the encountering subject and art objects themselves. What does it mean to present? What does it mean to behold?