A NEW FESTIVAL BRINGING TOGETHER ARTIST-RUN INITIATIVES AND EMERGING ARTISTS FROM ACROSS AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND FOR 10 DAYS OF EXHIBITIONS, MUSIC, PERFORMANCE, PARTIES AND TALKS.
Title: c3 Signal – A magnet for
projectiles late at night
Artists: c3 Projects with Jon Butt and Arini Byng
Publication: Hannah Donnelly and Katie Paine
Location: Salamanca Arts Centre
c3 Signal is both a curatorial structure and an artwork. Internet-enabled LED beacons are situated in c3 at Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne and in Kelly’s Garden, Hobart and remain connected at all times. Sensors in each space activate the system with your presence and send signals between each light. If you are in one space, you set off the sensor, send a signal and the light will pulse at the other space. You are both in one space and the other space, or more simply c3 and SAC become one place. As a curatorial structure, the project acts as conduit for ideas transmitted between each site.
For c3 Signal – A magnet for projectiles late at night, Jon Butt will work with artist Arini Byng and writers Hannah Donnelly and Katie Paine to work with the unseen and mysterious forces of Kelly’s Garden at SAC.
c3 is an artist-led contemporary art space, located at the Abbotsford Convent arts and culture precinct in Narrm/Melbourne. Established in 2008, the gallery supports open, ambitious (or quiet), personal and critical approaches towards making and experiencing contemporary art. Risk, experimentation and direct audience engagement are encouraged. Central to c3 is the development of professional practice skills, mentorship and opportunities for artists/curators, and a focus on connecting critical practice with a large, diverse audience. The six-room gallery is housed in the main Convent building facing expansive gardens, Birrarung (the Yarra river) and adjacent bush parkland within its inner city location. The site has a multi-layered and complex continuing historical journey: a meeting point for the Wurundjeri and Kulin Nation peoples, settler occupation, a convent, a university, a large multi-practice creative precinct. The gallery has a reciprocal relationship with community, in that it simultaneously builds and is built by community, allowing for an open, nimble and active curatorial vision.
ARTIST: Jon Butt + c3
TITLE: c3/Kelly’s Garden SAC