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Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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The Pile

Sarah Rudledge

Middle Gallery
9 Jul 2016–30 Jul 2016
Opening 12.00am 1 Jan 1970

Purse brown


white fork plastic

christmas wrapping paper



Chipboard 600 by 300

3 drawers, 1 broken, black and white

coral – multiple pieces, various sizes – white, grey

1 branch, dead


Mattress blue

mattress red

mattress patterned


The Pile is a work emerging from two weeks the artist spent surveying a mass of illegally dumped rubbish in a Reservoir shopping centre car park. During this time video, text and performance were employed to contemplate the pile as a living abject body that was in a perpetual state of re-write as things were added or removed before the area was eventually cleared and fenced off. 

The audience will be invited to take part in a reading of Sarah Rudledge’s Objects from the Pile, a short reading that will take place at 7pm on opening night. Participants will experiment with reading the list aloud in a syncopated way to explore the creation of a sound pile. If you’re interested in taking part all you need to do is be there this evening, a few minutes before 7, we will call out for readers before we begin.

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