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We will reopen in our new space at the Collingwood Arts Precinct with the ‘Housewarming’ event series starting on Thursday 13th February, 6pm. Our first exhibition opens on Tuesday 3rd March, 6–8pm, with a solo show by Moorina Bonini, and a curated exhibition by Bianca Winata with Yaya Sung and Eugenia Lim. Click through to our current website here.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new gallery in 2020!

Bus Projects acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate: the Wurundjeri people and Elders past and present of the Kulin nations.

Bus Projects is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Bus Projects' 2017–19 Program is supported by the City of Yarra. Identity, Public Office

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Exhibition:

"Slippage, Sliding"
Tully Arnot


Opening: Wednesday 20 May, 6-8pm
Dates: 20 May – 6 June 2015

'Slippage, Sliding' explores the spaces in Arnot’s practice, between works that investigate human relationships with emergent technology, and his more bodily or formal sculptures.

Technology, especially interface based technology, can be seen as a layering of surfaces, a mediation of one reality by a new (un)reality. Often the registration of these layers becomes askew. The new lens through which we view our world doesn’t always line up perfectly with what we are seeing, it doesn’t completely mask the inherently human nature of our existence. We end up with an impossibly enhanced reality deep in the uncanny valley, a contradictory slip.

The slippage of realities, of surfaces, of interface, is the locus of this investigation into technology, and a theme which ties it to other more formal sculptural works in the show. A slippage of human perception vs a slippage of manufactured technological perception.

To slide, that is to 'move smoothly along a surface while maintaining continuous contact with it', is to perceive something from a position of flux.

Traditionally, as human thought developed, our perception would slide across a somewhat static natural reality. But now, as technology progressively develops, that new constantly changing reality is also sliding across us.

This fluid perspective, especially when dealing with familiar or recognisable objects, is at the core of Arnot’s work.

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