"Special Affect: Special Event + Artist Talks"
Andrei Davidoff and Tara Elizabeth Cook with Ted Colless
Opening: Saturday 7 November, 2pm
Dates: Saturday 7 November 2015
Visit Bus Projects on Saturday 7 November 2pm to enjoy the final day of our current exhibitions. This is a chance to view the works on display and to hear from exhibiting artists Tara Elizabeth Cook and Andrei Davidoff.
As part of Tara Elizabeth Cook’s exhibition ‘Special Affect’ this event will include a very special screening and performance as well as an in-conversation with Ted Colless, the Head of Critical and Theoretical Studies at the Victorian College of the Arts in the University of Melbourne.
Edward Colless is Head of Critical and Theoretical Studies at the VictorianCollege of the Arts in the University of Melbourne. He has taught art history, film studies and performance in a variety of tertiary institutions. Colless’s critical writing has been widely published in journals, catalogues and books, within Australia and overseas. He is the author of The Error of My Ways (1995) and has also worked as an architectural assistant, graphic artist, curator, theatre director and filmmaker.
Tara Elizabeth Cook is a Melbourne-based contemporary artist and a PhD candidate at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne where she also teaches in the Critical and Theoretical Studies department. The founder and Gallery Director of New Low ARI from 2011 to 2013, she has shown nationally and internationally at venues such as the MCA Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Carriageworks, Gallery Barry Keldoulis, the Arts Centre, RMIT Design Hub, Blindside and Screen Space. Her research and practice directly considers the theories and work of Hito Steyerl and has been published within her book “Against Function”, as well as being presented at a range of conferences and symposia including the 2014 Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference Istanbul, the 2013 and 2015 International Symposium of Electronic Arts and a co-convened panel at the 2013 and upcoming 2015 Art Association of Australia and New Zealand conference.
Andrei Davidoff is a Melbourne based artist whose work deals with architectural spaces and the objects that populate them, touching upon themes of memento mori, the vessel and containment as well as implied historic value. Working mainly with ceramics, Davidoff often pairs this craft based medium with glass, lead sheeting, wood as well as works on paper to create inter-related series of works whose initial relationship may not be initially apparent.
Andrei Davidoff exhibits regularly in Melbourne and Sydney and completed his Masters in Fine Art at RMIT in 2012. Andrei received an Australia Council ArtStart grant in 2012 and an Australia Council Early Career Practitioner Residency Grant in 2014.