14th April - 21st July
Open Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm | FREE ADMISSION
In this their first major collaboration, Sydney based artists Lucas Abela and Keg de Souza have combined their backgrounds in exploratory music and temporary architecture to create Fort Thunder! An electro-acoustic playground with a splattering Goethe’s Colour theory that forms an experiential synaesthesia of colour and sound that introduces children to the joys of electronic music creation and audio manipulation. Disguised as play equipment the fort’s Instruments are played through physical play with responsive cause and effect interactions. These instruments are amplified and connected up to all manner of analogue electronic music making sound processors that bend and mould audio in fantastical ways, which are controlled via child friendly oversized knobs & joystick controllers designed as if Willy Wonka himself made effects pedals.
Opening | Thursday 28 June, 6pm
Exhibition dates | 29 June – 12 August
'Common Knowledge and Learning Curves' is the first Australian institutional solo exhibition by Keg de Souza, and stems from the artist’s ongoing interest in the ways we teach and learn. The exhibition seeks to break down hierarchies in typical knowledge exchange, exploring radical pedagogy and its tenets including democratic dialogue, lived experience, inquiry learning, solidarity and unlearning.
The internationally acclaimed Ryoji Ikeda returns to Carriageworks with micro | macro. Developed during a residency at CERN, European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Switzerland, micro | macro is an immersive installation which sits at the intersection of art and quantum physics. Ikeda utilises the Planck Scale (which measures the smallest components of the universe – atoms) as a way to contrast our human scale to the microscopic and unobservable. Ikeda tests the limits of what is observable and knowable in our universe in an attempt to understand it, and make it visible to us all.
reminiSCENT surveys contemporary artists initiating multisensory experiences through olfactory encounters. Smelling is classified as a “bodily sense” in that along with touch and taste, in order to be ‘known’ or perceived, they need to be experienced with the body. Scent receptors are located in the olfactory cortex, a zone of the brain that overlaps with the limbic system, the area responsible for some memories and emotion. As a result, scents are often linked to memories and form associations that are highly individualised and subjective. The artworks in this exhibition privilege the sense of smell over that of vision and emphasise language and memory as understood through bodily engagement.