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PS Art Space presents,

Built to Last

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Date & time

11th of May 2018 at 10:00am
until 4:00pm

Additional dates

  • 14th Apr 2018 10:00am
    until 2:00pm

  • 17th Apr 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 18th Apr 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 19th Apr 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 20th Apr 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 21st Apr 2018 10:00am
    until 2:00pm

  • 24th Apr 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 25th Apr 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 26th Apr 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 27th Apr 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 28th Apr 2018 10:00am
    until 2:00pm

  • 1st May 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 2nd May 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 3rd May 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 4th May 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 5th May 2018 10:00am
    until 2:00pm

  • 8th May 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 9th May 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 10th May 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm

  • 11th May 2018 10:00am
    until 4:00pm


Contact

Address

PS Art Space  
22 Pakenham Street  
Fremantle
  • West End

Overview

‘Built to last' by Jenn Garland is an investigation of once prosperous places founded on free trade and the extraction of commodities. The legacy of history is explored in a mixed-media installation inspired by archival records, satellite imagery, and scientific research. Now in decline, these places are filled with unsettling omens which offer projections of possible futures. The exhibition reimagines histories and makes connections across time in order to examine nature in an era defined by its absence.

The central themes of Garland’s art are connected to her scientific background researching sustainability. This involves a focus on the ways people metaphorically understand nature and think about the future. Her art can be read as a reaction against science, however, by embracing speculation and ambiguity. Preoccupied with conflicted human drives, she attempts to map a space between sorcery and science-fiction.

Multiple material and procedural references are made in ‘Built to last’. Experimental processes of transformation have been used which introduce chance elements and convey a sense of chaos. This involves techniques utilizing oxidisation, melting and distortion. Industrial materials including hi vis safety equipment also contribute to an undercurrent of danger. As a counterpoint, processes associated with mending and femininity are presented as a potential way to heal landscapes such as quilting, weaving and botanical studies.

‘Built to last’ questions the myth of progress, and is intended to destabilise the idea that life is improved by economic development, science and technology. Audiences are encouraged to contemplate the potential to halt ecology catastrophe which may be an outcome of this trajectory. Seeking to reduce the spectacle of capitalism to artefacts and relics, the exhibition speculates about what we will leave behind and how our civilisation will be looked back upon.

OPENING
Friday 13 April 2018, 6.30pm-8pm
RSVP Essential

EXHIBITION
14 April 2018 - 11 May 2018
Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat, 10am-2pm
 


  • Free!
    • Kids
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    • Family
    • Adult
    • Disabled toilets
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    • Wheelchair access