Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Does this look like Graham Kennedy to anyone else?
Yes, juggling! Ever since the little Count has arrived on the scene, the theme to my life is juggling. Sometimes I hum the classic circus tune in my head as I juggle priorities and actions in my head! At first it was...
"Right - he's asleep for I don't know how long, so should I eat, sleep or nap?"
Now it's settled down a bit more it's more a case of...
"He'll be asleep for 45 minutes tops, so can I eat breakfast, have a shower and make an artwork in 45 minutes?"

The artwork in question is a collaborative piece I've been working on with the super-dynamo Miz S. The co-curator and founder of Expanded Architecture - the exhibition I've been banging on about for a while now...

We've been generating bit of press in the lead up to Expanded Architecture 2011. We've been featured in Vogue Living, Belle and this great article below in Artshub (which I've copied in full).

Expanded Architecture is happening on the 26th October at Carriageworks in Sydney - all part of the Sydney Architecture Festival.

CarriageWorks canvas for Architecture

By ArtsHub ArtsHub | Saturday, September 10, 2011
Marcia Jane's Energy Field  
The Sydney Architecture festival will transform CarriageWorks into a giant canvas of moving imagery for one night only, with the help of artists, filmmakers and architects.
The Expanded Architecture exhibition aims to explore the intersection between avant-garde film, art and architecture, including 12 collaborative teams and solo artists from these fields. Participants have created an original moving image work to be projected onto the floors, walls and ceilings
Co-curator of Expanded Architecture Sarah Breen Lovett said, “Expanded Architecture explores the intersection of art and architecture, which is one of the key themes of the 2011 Sydney Architecture Festival.”
“We invited collaborative proposals from local artists, architects and filmmakers for moving image projections and film installations that responded to the foyer space of CarriageWorks or its immediate urban environment,” she explained.
Seven collaborative teams will have their works projected onto the walls, including documentary film footage of a rave party; bending railway tracks from the floor up the walls; and projected animation focusing on the experience of children.
It also involves the works of five individual artists including Energy Field by artist Marcia Jane, a bright circle of light pulsating out of a black space to fill the surrounding area with a shimmering pattern of light; interactive artist Bert Bongers with Facets of CarriageWorks, an interactive video installation on the floor of CarriageWorks featuring pre-recorded footage of the precinct’s architectural structure.
Expanded Architecture is part of the official program of the 2011 Sydney Architecture Festival and will be presented at CarriageWorks from 7pm until 10pmon Wednesday 26th October 2011.
The exhibition is free entry but bookings are required through
The Sydney Architecture festival is a 10 day celebration of architecture beginning October 20. As Australia’s only Architecture Festival, it aims to stimulate debate and offer fresh perspectives about what constitutes good architecture and design and how to create a sustainable, healthy and culturally rich built environment.

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