Lecturers: Carolyn McKenzie-Criag & Rebecca Conroy
Venue: Building 26.3
This workshop will lead students through processes of mapping the self through its own bodily devices and the spaces it inhabits using a variety of contemporary approaches to drawing.
Over the four days a number of strategies will be demonstrated and discussed so that students can develop an individual project based upon a walk in the local Darlinghurst vicinity.
Tools such as walking apps (to collect GPS data and create maps and graphs), sound recordings, photography, frottage and other ‘mapping as data’ approaches will be used. Students will also explore approaches that convert the body itself into a performative tool to record in or from space, as the receiver of marks, movements and actions. These strategies will inform outcomes within both traditional and expanded drawing including works on paper, sound works, walking tours, performance and mapping ontologies.
Students are expected to both engage in experimental demonstrations and develop a single work in consultation with the tutors.
Carolyn lectures at the National Art School in the Printmaking Department and practices as an artist in a shabby Leichhardt location where she explores the intersection of drawing, performance and Printmedia. Her research is focused on how subjectivity exists within the complexities of power, space and technologies. Carolyn has been a finalist in the Churchie, Freemantle, Burnie, Bangkok Drawing and Print Triennial, Marie Ellis Drawing Prize, Clayton Utz Prize and others. Her work is held in the collections of the Queensland State Library, Griffith Artworks, National Gallery of Australia and Bangkok University.
Rebecca Conroy http://www.bekconroy.com/
Rebecca Conroy works in an interdisciplinary manner as a director, curator, producer, researcher and writer across community, site-based events, discursive practices, and intercultural collaborations.
Rebecca Conroy works in an interdisciplinary manner as a director, curator, producer, researcher and writer across community, site-based events, discursive practices, and intercultural collaborations.During 2016 Rebecca focussed on the development of two projects about Libraries and Laundromats which investigated artist led practice at the intersection of economies and archiving. For this she conducted a covert paid internship at a Laundromat in Sydney to learn more about the business model and to see how it can be hijacked and re-engineered as an artist run shared equity model for the feast and famine economy. From May – September 2015 Rebecca travelled across North America and Europe on 4 Australia Council funded residencies and practice led research to connect with artists and thinkers working with Economy. She also went on several dates with Economists as part of her project Dating an Economist.
Feature image Francis Alÿs