Ex Libris Fisherarium
Curated by Michael Goldberg
When: 14 August to 17 September; during Library opening hours
Where: Fisher Library, Levels 2,3 and 4
The fool dʌθ bounce, the speculator dʌθ fall and the esopterodactyl?
Nicholas Dorey: Poisons on the people’s path (PPP)
Shane Haseman: CALL 688.7 3
Richard Kean: Dimensional Poetics
Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you knew what they were saying was objectively interesting but you couldn’t for the life of you figure out what on earth they were talking about? Art often creates languages which preclude the uninitiated. This could be called Art for it’s own sake or even intellectual terrorism if you’re prone to hyperbole. But Art’s role is not to polish society’s low hanging fruit. It is to cut down the fruit forest to build a synthetic fruit scent mausoleum for the fruit, which was once everyone’s, and now belongs to a rich old white man in order for him to prove how rich he is through the acquisition of something inherently worthless. Makes sense? No? Good!
All three artists have a tendency to confound, not through their disregard or contempt for a populist audience but simply by the fact that they have very particular interests. This befuddlement will no doubt continue in these small glass cabinets. Richard is matter doodling like Pythagoras with the intersections of Fibonacci number theory through the design process of electro magnetic coils and energy recycling gliders. Nick will cobble together something which seems vaguely mystical if not a little smug and overly esoteric, and Shane will round it out with something equally perplexing and erudite but in a cheeky and delightful suede patches on the elbows kind of way.
Shane, Richard and Nick are all bona fide artist with real university degrees who do real Art things all the time but more importantly they are good people and isn’t that what really matters?
Enquiries: Michael Goldberg 0416 287 283