Tarab and Andre Piguet present
the latest incarnation of
careful arrangements of sonic rubbish
a multi-channel diffusion for speakers, transducers, found sounds, found objects and room.
Saturday May 6th
Studio open 2:30PM : Performance 3:00PM
Gertrude Contemporary : Studio 8
200 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

tarab explores re-contextualised collected sounds and tactile gestures formed into dynamic, psycho-geographical compositions inspired by discarded things, found things, crawling around in the dirt, junk, the ground, rocks, dust, wind, walking aimlessly, scratchy things, decay and most if not all the things he hears and sees. More than simply documenting a given site, tarab is interested in a direct engagement with our surrounds, teasing out half narratives, visceral sensation, false leads and heightened awareness.
tarab's has presented performances and installations in Australia, Europe, Japan, South Korea, North America and South America. Compositional works have been published by 23five (US), Naturestrip (AU), Semperflorens (RU) Unfathomless (BE), Kaon (FR), Nonlinear (AU), Crónica (PT) and Aposiopèse (BE/FR).

André Piguet is a New Zealand-born artist based in Melbourne. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing) from RMIT, Melbourne. Recent solo exhibitions include Earth Passing Thru Trap, Sydney, Sydney (2016); Selected Ambient Works, Vol. 2, Station, Melbourne (2016); HOUSE, 746 Swanston St, Black Art Projects (2016); Le Hobbit, Hekla, Brussels, Belgium (2015); and Selected Ambient Works, West Space, Melbourne (2014). Recent group exhibitions include 2000, SYDNEY, Sydney, (2016) Spring 1883, Station, Melbourne (2016); Honky Tonk Lagoon, Spring 1883, Minerva, Sydney (2015); Pestilent Unground; Epidemic Openness, Station, Melbourne (2015); Casual Conversations, Minvera, Sydney (2015) Infinite Variation, Utopian Slumps (2014); and Quake II, Arcadia Missa, London, UK (2014) Piguet is represented by Station, Melbourne. He is a current Gertrude Studio artist.
...works across drawing, sculpture, and site specific installations that consider the relationship between architecture, the body, and their transformation through photography. Utilising the graphic language of drawing with an expanded material repertoire including epoxy resin, steel, wax, synthetic liquids metals, ceramics and found objects to create sculptures that act as scale models for psycho-architectural spaces.


in other tarab related news:

two new releases both on French/Belgian label Aposiopèse:

VA: VIII. online only compilation featuring: Coppice, Yvan Etienne, Tarab, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Thomas Tilly, Herve Moire & JPE, Juliean Beau and Tomoko Sauvage.

and the very soon to be released - now available for pre-order:
An incomplete yet fixed idea: tarab