"At dawn the image rings a dissonant tune that is inaudible to our ears and cannot be recalled"
Martina Copley, Michaela Zuge-Bruton
Opening: Wednesday 19 March, 6-8pm
Dates: 19 March – 5 April 2014
'At dawn the image rings a dissonant tune that is inaudible to our ears and cannot be recalled' seeks the circular impossibility of an account. In the retelling of dreams what remains distant and essentially closed is brought to the surface bringing attention to all that is uninterpretable, lost in the depths of the unknown, and inaccessible to us. In this contested terrain language becomes material.
This project brings the work of collaborators, Martina Copley and Michaela Zuge-Bruton into a quasi state-of-attunement where all that is untellable is entangled in their attempts to recall the sound of a dream. Through recitation the artists consider what is lost or resistant in processes of translation and how information is encountered in unexpected ways. By gathering and disseminating sourced linguistic material, including images, both artists work to find the poetic within language’s closed systems and behavioural codes. Tuning in, tuning out.
Michaela Zuge-Bruton works with questions concerning language and the uneven exchange between image, text and sound. Working within a multichannel form involving video, performance and installation, attempts are made to formulate something without imposing rationality: an idea, an image, or an observation. These textual and often ephemeral articulations manifest as a type of asynchronous physical poetry filled with linguistic fumbling and voluble free-associations. MZB is a recent post-graduate from the VCA. Her interests include slowing down reading in print and mining the web for interactive media. http://www.michizugebruton.com
Martina Copley’s practice is a vagabond investigation in the place where language recites. There are some principles: Letting the work speak how it is made. Uncertainty in a dynamic puts everything at attention. Everything requires attention. Looking at the change of things, what takes place, notated and not. Vantage includes the way in which objects come into question even as they come into view. Stutter and stumble are descriptions of flow that have their own flow. Beginning in the middle, what happens in the middle is itself, and new. All things are equal to world. http://www.martinacopley.com