Drew Bickford, Rene Christen, Marius Jastkowiak, Luis Martinez, Nana Ohnesorge, Sherna Teperson
Organised by Drew Bickford
States of extreme mental agitation and how they manifest physically are the basis for the group show FRENZY. This temporary and sometimes violent state of being is often aroused by over-stimulation and experienced as a heightened sensory condition. Drew Bickford, Rene Christen, Marius Jastkowiak, Luis Martinez, Nana Ohnesorge and Sherna Teperson have developed works examining violent excitement, pathological emotion, manifestations of mania, mental derangement and possessed states.
image: Sherna Teperson
The Duel 2008
Tracing paper, fluorescent marker, graphite, cockroaches, light box
Courtesy the artist & James Dorahy Project Space
Nana Ohnesorge, Sherna Teperson
Sherna Teperson, Marius Jastkowiak,
Small states (dancellations)
Jessica Olivieri & Hayley Forward with the Parachutes for Ladies
Jessica Olivieri and Hayley Forward are Sydney based artists, Olivieri graduated from the now defunct UWS with Honours in Fine Arts and Forward studied Sound at WAPPA in Perth and now lectures at UOW in Sound Design. Both have exhibited nationally and internationally as well as undertaking residencies in Germany, Spain and Ireland. They collaborate with various performers and non-performers under the collective name of Parachutes for Ladies and have recently shown at PICA and Performance Space.
‘Dancellation’, installation meets lounge room dancing and b-grade musical spectacular. This exhibition had it’s conception on a recent residency in Berlin where one of the videos is shot, the works use small gestures such as clicking, humming or playing a harmonica to speak about the territorialisation of space, using reference points in popular culture and phenomena such as film, musicals and social myth.
“…People are divided into as many states as there are individuals and these small states are mobile, each one takes his own with him and demands a toll when another wants to enter.” Wings of Desire, Wim Wenders, 1987
Jessica Olivieri and Hayley Forward with the Parachutes for Ladies
courtesy the artist
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.