JAMES AND ELEANOR AVERY

 

OUR DAY OUT yourspace

Artspace, Sydney, Australia
www.artspace.org.au

February - March 2007

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OUR DAY OUT yourspace was a sprawling installation in Gallery 2 at Artspace, Sydney made during a 5 week residency in the Artspace studios.

A hybrid castle/space module straddles a stranded pier, surrounded by picnic tables for you to sit at and admire the view. A cable car hangs like a satellite above your head. It's a real day out, a sideshow distraction. An excursion in irony.


ARTSPACE Media Release

Through their artistic collaborations, James and Eleanor Avery comment on life's many transitory moments and liminal spaces. OUR DAY OUT yourspace is an installation project that engages the audience in a semi-participatory excursion through the sculptural and emotional terrain of armchair tourism. Timber, glitter and cardboard constructs reference the iconography of heritage ruins and castles merged with popular motifs of early space travel. Remnants of piers are surrounded by empty picnic tables, party lights hang over abandoned fairgrounds, and models of oil rigs toy with notions of scale. This eclectic assemblage of materials creates a micro world of discovery riddled with precarious objects and curious façades.

 

Artspace logoThis project was supported by an Artspace Studio Residency 2007


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