Barn Wall rebuild SPACED 3, AGWA

01 July 2018

Working with Mark Walkden and skilled team at Artcom, Perth to re-construct the Barn Wall, originally created in Swedish, 2017 for Spaced 3: north by southeast residency. Exhibition opens Friday 17 August at the Art Gallery of Western Australia Spaced 3: north by southeast is presented by International Art Space in partnership with the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

AGWA exhibiton details

Painting the Barn Wall text with close match to Falu Röt - Swedish red

Painting the Barn Wall text with close match to Falu Röt - Swedish red

Laser cut letters ready for painting

Laser cut letters ready for painting

Steel frame completed for Barn Wall

Steel frame completed for Barn Wall


Thought Train

18 May 2018

Thought Train is on view again for the month of May.

Ian and I would like to invite you to come and experience the work with us.

Proposed viewing with Ian and I on site at Wynscreen, Wynyard Station.

Sunday 27th May 1pm to 3pm

Wednesday 30th May 6.30 to 8.30pm

or

Other screening times:

6am-3pm on odd-numbered days throughout May 2018

3pm-12am on even-numbered days throughout May 2018

Thought Train - Detail (Photo by Ian Hobbs)

Thought Train - Detail (Photo by Ian Hobbs)

Thought Train

Robyn Backen and Ian Hobbs 2016, duration 30 mins, looped Commissioned by Transport for NSW

https://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/programs/wynscreen

http://robynbacken.com/works/thought-train

https://ianhobbsmedia.com.au


Red Gate Residency, Beijing China, April 2018

30 April 2018

Detail of the Echo Wall, Temple of Heavens, Beijing (from the series titled 'If I scratch my words, am I heard?')

Detail of the Echo Wall, Temple of Heavens, Beijing (from the series titled 'If I scratch my words, am I heard?')

For one month, April 2018, I undertook a Residency at Red Gate Studios in Beijing, supported by Bundanon Trust, NSW. The residency is an extention of my Australia Council Fellowship Research into Whispering Architecture. This project has been active for more that 10 years and resulting in projects such as; Whisper Pitch, Last Word, Walls that Whisper, Whispering Trees. The work developed in Beijing has a direct relationship to the Echo wall at the Temple of Heaven Beijing.

Open studio - photographs of the echo wall at the Temple of Heaven, Beijing

Open studio - photographs of the echo wall at the Temple of Heaven, Beijing

Photo taken at the echo wall as a homage to Gough Whitlam's prescient visit to Beijing in the early 1970's. The photos responds to the recent changes to the wall. It is no longer possible to listen to the whisper, due to the inscriptions left in the wall by the visitors.

Photo taken at the echo wall as a homage to Gough Whitlam's prescient visit to Beijing in the early 1970's. The photos responds to the recent changes to the wall. It is no longer possible to listen to the whisper, due to the inscriptions left in the wall by the visitors.

Mr Gough Whitlam's trip to China, 1973 - Echo Wall, Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

Mr Gough Whitlam's trip to China, 1973 - Echo Wall, Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

Echo Li and Chong Zhan assisting, documenting the echo wall at the Temple of Heavens

Echo Li and Chong Zhan assisting, documenting the echo wall at the Temple of Heavens

Xiao Rong listens to the text drawing

Xiao Rong listens to the text drawing

Open Studio visitors, including Beijing artist Shen Shaomin

Open Studio visitors, including Beijing artist Shen Shaomin

Open Studio at Red Gate, artists from right Javier Bosques - Puerto Rico, Desmond Mah - Aust,  (Julia Lobyntseva - Director of Red Gate Studio)  Robyn Backen - Aust  Zahra Nouri - Iran

Open Studio at Red Gate, artists from right Javier Bosques - Puerto Rico, Desmond Mah - Aust, (Julia Lobyntseva - Director of Red Gate Studio) Robyn Backen - Aust Zahra Nouri - Iran


Spaced 3 Rejmyre Sweden - opening performance

02 September 2017

Poster for the opening in Rejmyre

Poster for the opening in Rejmyre

Sissi Westerberg, Daniel Peltz and Robyn Backen perform the shadow drawing at that the age care facility in Rejmyre.

Sissi Westerberg, Daniel Peltz and Robyn Backen perform the shadow drawing at that the age care facility in Rejmyre.

Charcoal shadow drawing

Charcoal shadow drawing


Space 3 & ArtLAB Sweden

29 July 2017

Rejmyre Glass Factory - Talk Saturday 29 July 2017

Opening event at Rejmyre Glass Factory July 2017

Opening event at Rejmyre Glass Factory July 2017

Sissi and Daniel's Barn, Kalbo. A site of transparent inspiration.

Sissi and Daniel's Barn, Kalbo. A site of transparent inspiration.


Thought Train - Wynscreen Launch

01 July 2017

Detail from 'Thought Train'

Detail from 'Thought Train'

Finally we can talk about the Wynscreen project that we have been working on for almost a year. Ian Hobbs and I have create a moving image artwork titled Thought Train, it will be up and running for the month of July.

'Thought Train' - Wynscreen  Photo by Sam James

'Thought Train' - Wynscreen Photo by Sam James

Wynscreen is a 23-metre wide curved LED screen showing a constantly changing series of moving images created by Australian sound and installation artists using contemporary digital technology in their art practices. Situated within Wynyard Walk at the Clarence Street Entrance to Wynyard Station, Wynscreen is the first major immersive public art project commissioned by Transport for NSW in conjunction with Cultural Capital.

Wynscreen project Programme


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