To Practice is to keep trying forms part of a larger project Listening Through the West which stems from research into the history of the Whitten Oval, West Footscray and Women’s Football teams. To Practice is to Keep Trying utilises the language of football training drills to create a game for participants to play in the gallery. The instructions will have a focus on listening to each other as well as using body and gesture to communicate with one another.
An interface is where two systems meet, the point of interaction, two entities separate but connected by a line. Perhaps this interface runs along a diagonal, joining, a structure to hold up the in-between. Leaning against the slope, these bodies that hold information: a mouth to an ear, an eye to an eye. Our conversation is stored in a data bank somewhere off the coast of Sydney, in an unassuming location behind a chickenwire fence.
Come on a walk through the gardens of the Abbotsford Convent to meet a tree and spend some time getting to know them. This participatory work involves an audio-guided interaction with a tree. Inviting you to investigate interspecies connection with curiosity and sensitivity.
You will be met inside c3 by one of the artists, who will guide you through the experience. You’ll venture outside together, recounting memories, sharing a cultural perspective or discussing how trees interact with the world. Once you arrive at a tree, you will be left alone with them and provided a headset. Verbal prompts, embedded in an audio soundscape, will guide you towards a social encounter with this tree.
Alice Ramsden’s current practice explores the possibilities that exist within expanded painting, using the language of sculpture and craft. This suite of works are part of an ongoing project that exists as both a material investigation, as well as a self-reflexive exploration into art-making; the intimate and complex relationship that forms between artist and art object.
Site with no real place examines humanity’s impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems due to over population, consumption and the introduction of invasive species. In this exhibition round objects with a planetary feel contain matter that refers to our few remaining pristine ecosystems. Site with no real place imagines a new place where technology can repair some of humanity’s impact on the natural world.
110% present audiovisual documentation and material residues from their latest project, Wet Nurse, developed during the first iteration of c3’s performance residency in December 2019. Wet Nurse transformed the gallery into a humid and heaving environment alive with the musk of yeast, the sensual mingling of dough, flesh and fluids, and a lush, grinding soundscape created by Enderie