Joseph Breikers Brown Stagemaker
Opening: Wednesday 6 November, 6-8pm Dates: 6-23 November 2013
Any self-respecting BMX rider with their finger on the pulse of cycling courtier will, at present, find great pleasure in the donning of a swish pair of shin-high striped tube socks. Joseph Breikers is one such BMX rider. Some would argue that his fingers are so firmly on the pulse that they have breached the epidermal layer and are now happily twiddling around in a fetid mess of blood and tendons. Others would say that he has no pulse at all, let alone fingers with which to seek one out. Nevertheless, these socks (with their height and horizontal stripes) are a most elegant way of hiding that ugly map of pedal scars, while making the wearer’s calves appear that slight bit bigger. HAILS!
Joseph Breikers completed a Masters in Arts (Research at the Queensland University of Technology in 2012. He is an artist and founding member of Boxcopy artist-run initiative. Joseph was awarded an Arts Queensland Career Development grant in 2011, to undertake a residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland. Key exhibitions and projects include, ‘Fresh Cut’ 2013: Part 1 (Institute of Modern Art, 2013), ‘Night of Terror I: 3 Hours of Heavy Metal and Demonic Ales’ (Scratch Bar, 2012), ‘Go Kill Everybody and Come Back Alone’ (First Draft, 2012), ‘Qaphqa’ (Ryan Renshaw, 2011), ‘Regards, the Pit’ (Metro Arts, 2011), and ‘Acoustic and Luminous Effects’ (DB Projects, 2010, curated by Amanda Rowell).
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.