Richard Kean is developing a series of installations concerned with the politics of interactive aural strings and their performance. This is informed by exploring the labyrinth as symbol and object: in many ways the labyrinth here exhibits a multiplicit role: labyrinth as cochlea; labyrinth as both language and oscillation; labyrinth as enclave…and therefore… labyrinth as anthropomorphic structure. While positing the labyrinth here as a political architectural construct, it finds its centre within necessity (desire); but strangely, perhaps, also within art.
Richard Kean is a Sydney based artist who works with sound and objects in a performative installation based context
Yggdrasil is the Universe
Aural Cave is the birth of Humanity
Obelisk is self realisation
Aural Bow is free will.
The Labyrinth is architecture and language
The installation is participatory art as "bonsai"
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image: Luke Strevens – detail of Big Bang Big Crunch, 2017, Acrylic and enamel on canvas, dimensions variable
BIG BANG BIG CRUNCH Luke Strevens
There are things beyond Mans imaginings, experiences, understandings and musings. This is self-evident, or at least should be. Whether real or imagined is not important; we are here - deal with it. To try and capture what some wish to call the Divine, or God, Chi, Life-force, Allah, whatever incarnation of the Big-ness you wish to call it (my preference is Energy) it underpins and perfectly sustains and connects everything in the Universe. In my own child-like and simple way I, through the chosen medium of painting am trying to represent the inexplicable, unknowable but nevertheless, ultimately beautiful existence we experience through the senses. For at its essence, the Universe is pure beauty, one need only look at pictures of deep space to know this. At this very moment there are spiral galaxies, nebulas, stars, planets, black holes, dark matter and most importantly life on earth and Nature in abundance. Pure beauty has been a constant. One need only look into Space for never-ending inspiration. Big Bang Big Crunch is the dramatic interpretation of an endless fascination with the material world seen through the eyes of someone who listens to too much punk rock and believes Life is meaningless except for the meaning you give it yourself.
Luke Strevens is a Sydney based artist who recently completed a Master of Fine Arts at Sydney College of the Arts. Luke has exhibited widely in Sydney in solo and group shows and is a committee member of Mop Projects.