this is not a love song
Joe Wilson & Chanelle Collier
Opening August 2nd, 6pm
First Floor, 71 / 73 Stanley St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
This Is Not A Love Song appropriates sound to study the ambience of privileged space. Joe and Chanelle focus their interest in labour types by bringing together the large scale of institutional architecture and the personal labour of the invigilator. Together with the minimal presentation of sound, they present their work on vinyl accompanied by a merchandising aesthetic of t-shirts and posters.
This exhibition is the opening act to the making of a Sound Archive of art institutions around the world beginning with a residency in Europe, commencing in concert with the exhibition. The archive localises locations remote to Australia and each other, consolidating them onto analogue vinyl records.
The series is informed by some Anticipations that critically approach the relationship between artist, viewer, and institution, to examine ideas of accessibility, permission, and labour.
Joe Wilson and Chanelle Collier use painting and substitutes for painting to explore the position of the image in relation to the viewing body. By incorporating unconventional materials and modes of display, they stimulate a semi-performative engagement with their exhibitions as a medium in itself. Expressing humour and absurd configurations within a diverse practice they frequently address the exchange value of labour by disrupting the vectors of artist, viewer, and gallery.
The Very Best Of - Series.
2019. 32 x 32cm, Acrylic paint on vintage record covers.