borderline – double bind exhibition february 2018

For Double Bind 2018, sixteen artists were invited to participate and randomly assigned one of the group whose artistic practice they will be responding to.

My response is to the work of Danica Karaicic. In conversations about her artistic practice I was intrigued by her concepts addressing how layers of clothing and architecture can change who and how we are in the world. This led me to consider the idea of borders and boundaries – arbitrary watersheds that have differing, and sometimes contrary realities, separated by physical, intellectual or emotional barriers.

This is of particular interest to me in the context of who we think we are and what we think is ours.

An altered reality is viewed through a peephole in a door, as in life, context and perceived reality change depending on which side of the door we stand.

Borderline – Image credit Trent Griffiths and Nick Waddell

Double Bind

double bind exhibition 2018

Dean, along with fourteen other artists are taking over Testing Grounds in Melbourne with all new works for Double Bind! More than your average group show, Double Bind pushes the boundaries and takes artists out of their comfort zones, presenting work from artists across Australia like you have never seen before.

Each artist has been challenged to immerse themselves in the practice of another artist in the exhibition resulting in a new work that marries both their partner’s and their own signature styles; art-fusion, if you will. Double Bind sees sculptors paired with performance artists, minimalists paired with feminists, academics paired with designers, and so much more!

Come down to Testing Grounds February 2, 6 pm – 11 pm. Not one to be missed, Double Bind runs across the entire site of Testing Grounds February 2 – 10. Double Bind is a summer must-see. Cost: FREE

Featured Artists:
Chris Bond
Georgia Banks
Dean Colls
Nick Waddell
Casandra Tytler
Sean Lowry
Ben Sheppard
Paul Mumme
Louise Skačej
Danica Karaicic
Sonic Electric
Kerry Leonard
Lachlan Anthony
Johnathan McBurnie
Aaron Martin