Friday 17 May 2013

Materiality and print media: Deleuze and Guattari style

INSERT at Caffestry (PODspace pop-up laneway art events)

Friday 3, 10, 17 May 2013

During May PODspace Gallery presented a series of art events in the laneway next to Caffestry in Newcastle East. This was an experiment not only in presenting events outside of the traditional gallery context, but also in bringing different artists together to explore the creative process.

The first night saw Misha and Luke Greenhalgh improvise a cross-artform collaboration that involved Misha painting a mural on a wall while responding to Luke’s music. In week two, Neil Mansfield projected his film ‘Street Sweeper’ onto the back wall of the laneway, while Fox Control performed live. The final instalment of INSERT saw David Graham facilitate a spoken word event where local poets read original work created for the evening. Music was provided by Grandmaster Monk and the work of local artists, including Ahn Wells, Emily Roberts, and myself.

This was PODspace Gallery’s first foray into pop-up art events. Thank you to all involved for helping make the series such a great success!

My work developed for the POD Pop-Up laneway events was installed directly on the lane's brick walls and connected to the print and the mark, materiality and the rhizome...

Caelli Jo Brooker, D + G Materiality/Mortality II, 2013
woodblock print, transfer print, collage, watercolour and crayon on paper
29.7 x 21.0 cm (sheet size)