REVERSE ENGINEERING @ SUNSHINE & GREASE THURSDAY 10/06 to 26/06 // OPENING 6-8 // LIVE PERFORMANCE ON THE NIGHT
Group exhibition of work by young artists from Australia, South Korea and Thailand curated by Royce Ng and Daisy Bisenieks
Please join us for the opening Thursday June 10th 6-8pm
Sunshine & Grease.
9 Queens Parade,
VIC, Australia, 3068.
Thurs 12-6, Fri 12-8 Sat 12-5
Thursday June 10th to Sat June 26th 2010
Reverse engineering is a process of deconstruction whereby the function and operation of an object or mechanical system is observed and analyzed in order to construct a new piece of technology which extends the capabilities of the original object without replicating it. One of the most interesting applications of reverse engineering is practiced by individuals living in the developing world in which the principles and functions of Western technology are recreated or retooled using found materials in response to conditions of scarcity in order to meet basic everyday needs.
In these terms, we see the process of reverse engineering as primarily a form of inter-cultural exchange and we use it figuratively and metaphorically as a model for the artistic exchange we aim to facilitate through this exhibition. Using this as a theoretical framework, we propose to place the Australian, Korean and Thai artists in the role of reverse engineers of eachothers cultures in order to make work which looks at a localized cultural form, musical instrument, or technology and exploits the possibilities of their structure and function to generate new objects.
The opening night will feature a musical performance by the artists using the home made instruments and sound system created for the exhibition.