16th September - 11th October 2019
Opening 6pm Wednesday 16th September
Image: The Malady of Death, 2016/2019
electric hair curler, bike pedal, neon light
Eden Eden Eden
Julia McInerney and Tom Squires
The moth has forgotten the bead of light that sits inside itself, she is only aware of the absence where which she would seem to remember something at some time had been. The night sky is an all-encompassing black, there is no moon, and no stars to be seen. There is nothing amongst to allow her to navigate through this dark. She is left to zigzag aimlessly, without a trace of direction or sense of place. In the state of a hopeless impossibility, she imagines, invents, and projects, a character, a body, an other, that would be herself before and outside of this flight, who is, a hungry caterpillar. She selects and maps out a section of the blank black sky, that where which is presently at hand. She places the caterpillar behind this section, and says to it, this is a leaf. The caterpillar begins to eat, and, as it happens, where through the negative that is leaves behind, a light is left to shine. As more of this light is come about, she finds herself drawn in to it, until she is left zigzagging aimlessly, over and across its surface.
Julia McInerney (b. 1989) is an Adelaide based artist, graduating from the Adelaide Central School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2015. Julia has presented exhibitions at Constance ARI (TAS), Bus Projects (VIC), the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia's Project Space, FELTspace (SA), and Konstfack University College of Arts and Crafts, in Stockholm, Sweden. Julia has undertaken residencies at Fire Station Artists' Studios in Dublin, SIM (The Icelandic Association of Visual Arts) in both Reykjavik and Berlin, and Artspace in Sydney.
Tom Squires (b. 1982) is an Adelaide based artist. He is currently undertaking a Masters by Research at the South Australian School of Art, Architecture, and Design. Solo exhibitions include THERE / TRANSPARENT / NOT THERE / MIRROR at FELTspace in 2016. Group exhibitions include Green Candle II, a collaborative project with John Barbour, Anton Hart, Paul Hoban, and Linda Marie Walker, as part of the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia’s The New New in 2014.
Photos by Docqment
MOP Projects is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image: Christine Simpson, Planar, 2018, Glass planes, wood, light, 30cm w x 35cm d x variable height. Photo courtesy of artist
Christine Simpson, Cade Turner, Mike Norris and Gabriella Bonello, curated by Christine Simpson
A MOP Projects exhibtion hosted by Gallerie Pompom
Christine Simpson, Cade Turner, Mike Norris and Gabriella Bonello combine sculpture, installation, photography, sound and performance to develop a new work which explores and plays with the unseen energy of everyday Chippendale. These light fields and sonicscapes intermingle with glass planed and strung structures to create an elusive phenomenal experience within the gallery space.
Christine Simpson: Following on from two decades of artmaking, curating, educating, and completion of postgraduate studies at Sydney’s SCA; majoring in Sculpture, Performance and Installation, Simpson has arrived at a practice that has become a facilitation of energy’s processes. Via waves of light, colour, sound and unseen energy, and the subsequent direction of these elements, Simpson’s artwork manifests as dynamic permeations to impress the sensory and phenomenological experiences of lived existence.
Most Recent Work: The Murmurings of White Trash, Sonic installation, The Coal Loader, North Sydney 2019
Cade Turner: Via the camera’s lens, Turner visualizes symphonies of light and colour spawned from a gravitational pull to art history’s Romantic period: the essence of light gleaned from self-developed, manual and unconventional techniques. Presently, Turner’s intuitive and perceptual responses to his art-making have entered a new phase: the intermeshing of sound composition and light image making in collaboration to create experimental audio/visual arrangements. Turner graduated with a Bachelor of Media from Sydney’s Macquarie University majoring in Visual Production.
Most Recent work: Metaphysical 1, audio/visual installation in collaboration with Christine Simpson, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, 2019
Mike Norris: Norris is an experimental sound artist with exceptionally broad experience in sound creation and perception with a particular focus on sound textures. He has a deep understanding of sound and hearing through his academic work, and applies this in his sound arts practice. Michael moved to Canberra in 2012 to develop speech recognition software for Stelarc's Thinking Head project, following his position as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience in Plymouth, UK, where he investigated how sound textures are represented in the human brain.
Most Recent Work: “Where Do We Stand?” - interactive sound installation research & development in collaboration with Blaide Lallemand, funded by ArtsACT, installed at Art Not Apart 2018, New Acton ACT and CraftACT Craft & Design Centre Jul-Aug 2018.
Gabriella Bonello: Wearing a diverse array of hats, Bonello is at once a songwriter and performer, self taught with training in Jazz, Vocals & Performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music; a qualified Mind Body Medicine Practitioner and Kinesiologist, graduating from The College of Complementary Medicine, Sydney; and a seeker of ancient wisdom knowledge. Bonello contends this ancient wisdom presents significant parallels to the neuroscience of mind/ body interconnection and to personal and societal health. At present Gabriella is experimenting with the abstraction of her vocal range and the ancient acknowledgement of energy to collaborate with visual artists to produce new soundscapes and performance art that honours the earth and humanity’s interconnection to it.
Present soundscape collaboration: Singing Light on Water with Christine Simpson, The Beams Festival, Sydney, 2019
There will be two performances for this show, first at Galerie pompom on opening night 16th September at 7 pm, and also on the Beams festival night again at Galerie pompom at 7 pm on the 19th of September