Thursday, May 15, 2008

Membrane, Next Wave Festival, 15 - 31 May 2008

In collaboration with design firm Buro North and artist Mark Rodda, Utopian Slumps presents True Game Systems at Federation Square.

Membrane, a keynote exhibition in the 2008 Next Wave Festival, introduces a complex new layer to the landscape of Melbourne's Federation Square: the exhibition presents 14 contemporary artworks by emerging artists that respond specifically to its architecture, history, culture and environment. Membrane wraps around the monolithic architecture of Federation Square, opening up new insights into its otherwise invisible, imaginary, intermediary, ignored, forgotten and overlooked spaces. Darkly humorous and melancholic in tone, the works in the exhibition chart a narrative of power, control and officialdom, questioning the role of public art and artistic practice in the creation and management of civic space.

Next Wave Festival program