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Failure + Progress


  • Neon Parlour 791-793 High Street Thornbury, VIC, 3071 Australia (map)
 COVER IMAGE: Stephanie Kam, 'Automated Feculence' (still), 2016, 2-channel stop motion animation video loop, CRT television, DVD player, dimensions variable

COVER IMAGE: Stephanie Kam, 'Automated Feculence' (still), 2016, 2-channel stop motion animation video loop, CRT television, DVD player, dimensions variable

It is feasible that failure cannot exist without progress and vise versa, leading to an attempt to understand this paradoxical notion. If failure and progress are intertwined, why not look at the value in failure? 'FAILURE + PROGRESS' portrays a generational displacement from clinical digital processes of the post-industrial age, clutching at traditional modes of production. Contemplating our technological feats and failures through different ways of manipulating objects in motion, Stephanie Kam, Tarryn McGregor, and Chintamani Rotstein seek to reconfigure the value of tactile qualities and re-skilled making amongst the tyranny of automated technologies.

OPENING NIGHT:  Friday 16 September 2016 / 6pm
EXHIBITION RUNS: 14 September - 25 September

 Chintamani Rotstein, 'Animation Still, 2016, excerpt from stop motion animation, dimensions variable

Chintamani Rotstein, 'Animation Still, 2016, excerpt from stop motion animation, dimensions variable

 Tarryn McGregor, 'Untitled' (detail), 2016, graphite video still, dimensions variable

Tarryn McGregor, 'Untitled' (detail), 2016, graphite video still, dimensions variable

Earlier Event: September 1
Harmony & Discord
Later Event: October 21
Dinner: A FILM screening