THREE PERFORMATIVE STRUCTURES FOR SLOPES , 2014
Solo exhibition/choreography developed for Slopes Gallery within the performance series curated by Joel Stern and Helen Hughes
timber, plastic sheeting, acrylic panel, parachute cord, leather, steel, duct, tape, microphone, microphone cable, amplifier, industrial fan, flat trolley, microphone stand, stools, concrete block, beer, pre-existing sloped floor within gallery
PART 1: UNTITLED (enactment of performative structures and thought actions selected from accumulative catalogue of studio activities 2001–2014. Concept, choreographies, installation: Helen Grogan. Enacted by: Matthew Day, Helen Grogan, Geoff Robinson, Anna Varendorff. The artist and friends enact a series of actions and performative structures, accompanied by a printed itinerary. These activities have been selected from an informal bank of action-based thought experiments, accumulated within the artist’s working process since the early 2000’s.
PART 2: STRUCTURE(S) FOR THINGS ALREADY HAPPENING (SLOPES, 2014). Concept and installation: Helen Grogan. A short performance by the room and various materials, during which everyone does whatever.
PART 3: THIS SITUATION WITH METHOD FOR THIS SITUATION (SLOPES, 2014). Concept and installation: Helen Grogan (with Geoff Robinson). Enacted by Helen Grogan and Geoff Robinson
Installation views within Slopes Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 2014. Photo credit: Laura May Grogan.