27-May-2006 - 25-Jun-2006
DAVID HAWLEY, DEREK HART, MARCO FUSINATO, MUTLU CERKEZ, JORDAN BASEMAN
curator: philip watkins
LOCATION: CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA GALLERY
Contingency Plan follows on from curator Philip Watkins’ exhibition Free Time, shown at CAST in 2004. Both these exhibitions show the work of artists that regard their creativity as inextricably bound to a broader social context; work that deliberately establishes creativity in the mutable context of everyday interactions rather than as an independent inner process. Free Time stressed the incommensurable relationship between work time and the social/market value given it. Contingency Plan emphasises, the often-irreconcilable juncture between, the rationalisation of time and history and an authentic present experience of it.
The artists in Contingency Plan pit the rational structures of measured time (the calendar and history) against the unrepeatable contingencies that unfold within it. Recorded time - in works of video, photography and painting - correlate with the mechanical regulation of it. Its measurement becomes synchronized with the ubiquitous digital and photographic technologies that locate a person in space and time more objectively, in real-time, as never before.
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