reverse=Bread.from(crumbs) Curated by Michael Petchkovsky
List of Artists:
Alex Gereg, Angela Stretch, Derek Carter, Ganbold Lundaa, Greg
Petchkovsky, Jiann Hughes, Louise Steer, Michael Petchkovsky, Murasaki
(Anna Kuroda & David Kirkpatrick), Safdar Ahmed, Scott Barnes, Warren Armstrong, Zehra Ahmed. Opening launch Thursday 21 July 6-9pm
We would like to feel we are effective
agents in the courses of our personal lives, and more broadly in the
shaping of the social structures we inhabit. Contemporary privatised and
proprietary, consumer-oriented culture would ostensibly provide a
user-friendly set of templates pre-packaged to meet our lifestyle needs.
However the Titanic monolith's apparent failings - whether we look to
environmental crisis, war, media monopoly, or to disenfranchisement,
alienation and disenchantment - present us with a cultural imperative.
How can we reverse the situation, reclaim language and technologies and
re-enchant our lives?
reverse=bread.from(crumbs) presents fourteen artists working across
street arts and graffiti, media poetry, recycling, repurposing and
bricolage, virtual sculpting, signals processing, projection,
performance, electronics, audio and cultural exegesis. Reverse
engineering, or hacking together better ways of living from materials
and media found at hand.
reverse=bread.from(crumbs) is a function describing a creative
transformation, the process of assembling available crumbs and bits and
pieces into robust, sustainable and nourishing new wholes, by novel