Detachment is a necessary evil. Emotion impairs good judgement. The enemy is calculating, cunning and cold. One year to learn the game. One year to beat the corporates.
In a bid to save a doomed lake in Queensland artist Bianca Tainsh joined forces with a throw together army of locals called Friends of Lake Weyba. With the aim of using creativity to power a feel-good form of activism the Friends found themselves in a battle where promotion and public popularity could just vanquish the big dollar clout of a cunning development company.
Exhausted Ideals uses video and installation to revisit a year of unexpected outcomes and personal trials. Utilising documentation Bianca re-presents her project through the eyes of the media, and examines what began as a political agenda but became a game in which lies, defamation and deceit versus arts shows, photo comps and the charms of a good-looking environmental scientist.
Bianca Tainsh is a Melbourne based artist who’s interdisciplinary practice reflects on the implications of contemporary life and examines commodification, technology and the environment. Many of her projects discount conventional expectations of artistic practice in their function, and often in their intent to elicit public action and involvement. Bianca has exhibited in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally, and she recently participated in a residency with LIA in Leipzig, Germany.