CLEAN IT UP! | A Collaborative Project | Bundanon

16 August 2020

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The Clean it up! workshop with Robyn Backen, Daniel Peltz, Sissi Westerberg and Ian Hobbs. All of our plans were lost due to the virus, so we carried on in remote sessions.

Zoom Meeting (including Novi)

Zoom Meeting (including Novi)

While at undertaking a residency at Bundanon the Australian / U.S. / Swedish artist group, Robyn Backen, Ian Hobbs, Daniel Peltz and Sissi Westerberg, merged their varied backgrounds in an exploration of responsibility concerning cleaning up. We explored how waste is constituted and what it might mean to ‘CLEAN IT UP!’ as part of an ongoing international research project led by Peltz and Westerberg’s Swedish arts organisation Rejmyre Art Lab’s Centre for Peripheral Studies. Due to the corona-effect, Daniel and Sissi worked remotely from Sweden and then Finland. The long-distance exchange offered a unique and challenging shift in the direction of the work. Developing varied approaches to questions concerning waste; and an opportunity to initiate work ready for the proposed residency at Sydney College of the Arts, the University of Sydney in April 2021, support of the Gilbert Fellowship and the Sydney Environmental Institute.

Unexpected Cleaning up

Unexpected Cleaning up

The rain came down. The road was closed. Trees had fallen across the roadways. Creeks were overflowing with causeways flooding. We were stranded.

Day after the big floods

Day after the big floods

Weeding for Günter

Ode to Weeds

Initial responses & propositions can be viewed at the following blog links.

https://ianhobbs.net/robyn.php https://ianhobbs.net/thing-1-2.php https://ianhobbs.net/fireweed.php https://ianhobbs.net/small-beginnings.php https://ianhobbs.net/clean-it-up.php


About Western Sydney Parklands Accelerator

17 March 2020

The Western Sydney Parklands Arts and Cultural Accelerator was an innovative 10-day development lab involving artists and professionals from other fields, generating concepts for arts and cultural projects for the parklands and beyond. The accelerator took place over 10 days in February-March 2020, and was an opportunity to share ideas, explored potentials opportunities and share insights.

Michael Cohen led the accelerator, and the artists included: Robyn Backen, Djon Mundine, James Nguyen, Marian Abboud, David Capra, Shay Tobin, Stephanie Peters and Anna Kuroda.

This accelerator brought together the ideas from the landscape design framework that includes the development of arts and culture in the southern section of the Western Sydney Parklands which City People created with Tyrrell Studio.


WSPLA

16 March 2020

Back from the Western Sydney Parklands Accelerator. Was a very intense 10 days, full of learning about this magnificent site and opportunity to meet some very committed artists and other people with great passion and knowledge about the vast parkland. Coming from one isolation zone to this corona lock down in Sydney. 2020 has certainly been a tough year, so far. Take care.

Accommodation at the Western Sydney Shooting Range

Accommodation at the Western Sydney Shooting Range


2020 Semester 1 - Online Soap Carving at SCA

15 March 2020

‘Soap!’ is a short film for instagram, made as a homage to Baldessari’s conceptual soap carving for semester 1 2020 online sculpture class at SCA. Includes reference to the students and guest artists.

'Soap!' is a short film for instagram, made as a homage to Baldessari's conceptual soap carving for semester 1 2020 online sculpture class at SCA. Includes reference to the students and guest artists.

‘Soap!’ is a short film for instagram, made as a homage to Baldessari’s conceptual soap carving for semester 1 2020 online sculpture class at SCA. Includes reference to the students and guest artists.


Started the 10 day Western Sydney Parkland Accelerator

23 February 2020

photo - thanks to James Nguyen

photo - thanks to James Nguyen


UNO documentation

12 November 2019

Ian Hobbs documenting our recent project at Green Square. Wonderful inventions  for getting the best images

Ian Hobbs documenting our recent project at Green Square. Wonderful inventions for getting the best images


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