Giant PVC monochromes mysteriously vibrate. Mirrored turntables play each other with elongated arms. Flashing neon instructions trigger a state of hyperventilation. Future Tense is a 'compilation album' of recent works that combine elliptical humour and mute dissociation to induce a sense of mild to moderate anxiety - just what 2018 feels like. Future Tense is Julian Day's second solo show at Dominik Mersch Gallery and follows recent outings at Tate Modern, Orange County Museum of Art and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.
Score Club is a group of artists, musicians and composers exploring text-based scores as a provocation for music and art making. Our interest lies with the score as a conduit for experimentation within an arts-based practice. The score can be read as poetry, a kind of manifesto-document, an instruction for performance, or a way to structure improvisation. It can also be used as a way to compose, generate and explore new sonic ideas and material. These kinds of scores are an impetus for improvisation and a template for listening and interacting, offering both a non-cochlear way of engaging with music/sound and a cochlear method of engaging with art. Score Club at firstdraft will feature scores written individually by Alexandra Spence, MP Hopkins, Megan Alice Clune and Andrew Fedorovitch. The works will examine the above notions regarding music/sound and performance in a visual form, some scores will be printed on paper, others existing as abstracted installations or as video.