The mad square (de)tours
Expert insights into the exhibition
Part of the Art & About opening night program
Image: Max Beckmann The trapeze 1923 (detail), Toledo Museum of Art, purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, gift of Edward Drummond Libbey © Max Beckmann / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney. Photo: Photography Incorporated, Toledo
Of the spirit of this century: typography & the machine aesthetic
Jesse O’Neill is designer and design writer, and is currently the Merewether Scholar at the State Library of NSW. He has written on typography and type specimens, printing museums, and the significance of objects for spatial design. In this talk he will consider the recent interests in printing mechanics in visual design processes, contrasting these with the celebratory machine aesthetic of the New Typography to uncover a philosophy of the machine in design practice.
Friday 23 September 2011 5:30pm – 6pm
May I have this? Performance, theatre & magic in cinema
Kate Jinx is a writer, designer and artist based in Sydney, she also hosts Too Much, the film show on FBi Radio. In her talk she will discuss the portrayal of live performance on film and the attempt to capture the spontaneity and thrill of cabaret and theatre. The Expressionistic horror of Weimar cinema and the more glitzy showiness of the early period that followed has had great influence on the history of performance and magic (so often intertwined), still seen in contemporary filmmaking.
Friday 23 September 2011 6:30pm – 7pm
Intersections: digital technologies & the artist collective
Damien Butler is a Sydney-based designer and artist. In his practice he explores advanced digital technologies and the hybrid of industrially produced objects and craft. In 2010 Damien established Assemblage, a collective of like-minded people interested in exploring the intersections between art, design and architecture and a place to explore new directions that digital fabrication tools can take creative practice. Damien will talk about his experiences setting up the artist-run initiative and the new working modes artists are practising today.
Friday 23 September 2011 7:30pm – 8pm