Opening Event: Tuesday 10th May from 6-8pm.
With special appearances from highly charged particles on the opening night including Sean Miles, Jess Gall, Alexander Powers, Simona Castricum, Jake Treacy, Karina Utomo, film-maker Simon Rose and a film acknowledging Dr N’arweet Carolyn Briggs.
Based on collaborative research and personal experiences, Runaway Breakdown and the mysteries of lightning is a site-specific silk ceiling installation consisting of sculpture and film. The installation is inspired by quantum physics and lightning and promotes creative diversity, acknowledging five multimedia artists as co-creators.
This exhibition draws from ongoing research and years of creative practice within queer and diverse creative communities from both Melbourne and expanding relationships within international communities. This iteration is a part of a greater project for showing and giving space for Indigenous, underrepresented non-normative, queer, and neurodiverse artists.
Runaway Breakdown aims to ‘challenge traditional western educational protocols for framing and installing artworks’ by installing wall works from the ceiling. The project is conscious of resources, using repurposed materials to reduce waste, reduce energy resources and remain low-cost.
Note: The title refers to Runaway Breakdown and the mysteries of lightning, an essay by Alexander V. Gurevich and Kirill P. Zybin published in 2005 by Physics Today.
This project is supported by a City of Melbourne Arts Grant and Deft Creative.