Facilitating with Marina Abramović in Sydney

“Art can’t change the world, It can only bring the consciousness and ask the questions. 

Once again feeling most grateful that Kaldor Public Art Projects makes such an awesome event possible, here in my hometown of Sydney, I am additionally joyous that I am one of Marina Abramović's facilitators for the project. 

I invite you all to come down over the next two weeks and experience being the art, being what it's all about through simply being present.  I, alongside several Sydney artists will initiate you through the space and into the experiences

Runs: 24 June - 5 July, 2015  ::  12 - 7pm daily   ::  Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney

Some info on her and her processes here:

http://www.afr.com/lifestyle/arts-and-entertainment/art/marina-abramovic-wonders-whether-shes-even-creating-art-20150612-ghkfpm

#marinainresidence

George Khut and his BrightHe(art)s

Last year I had the pleasure of time off when I stumbled into a pop up exhibition space as part of Sydney Vivid while walking around. I was unconsciously drawn in by a giant pulsating and ever changing shape on a giant screen to which a human being was hooked up. I walked in. I waited my turn. While limbo passed I met and chatted with the artist himself: George Khut.

I can begin to express how much this artwork moved me. Everything is interconnected. This quantified it for me scientifically and more importantly, ethereally and beautifully. I was mesmerised by the visual and audio output of my own heartbeat, pulse and interior landscape. To see oneself is such a way is truly divine. 

It's been used in hospitals for children to get them to self administer calmness and mindfulness. Something most humans can start inculcating into themselves and their lives. 

Enough words, check out his site and should you stumble upon any of his installations - treat yourself. Something truly inspiring and self-engaging unlike any other device or attitude today. 

http://georgekhut.com/


Vivid Lights // Sydney

I went to see the following light and sound installation by creative visionaries: Gemma Smith and Caterina Vicaretti. Who both teamed up to beam up the facade of Sydney's MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) with their art. The surface was awash with electric colours and cosmic shapes morphing from one into the next. 

Hypnotised by the kaleidoscope of anamorphic primal colour and subliminal shapes, I stood there in the cold and viewed it more than three times. It was the best night out since 'back in the days' without altering substances required. Art that moves the soul to unite. There are so many ways to get high, this, for me, is the most preferred and definite one of them. 

Subsequently, nothing further at the Vivid Lights Festival, seemed worthy of viewing. With my imagination sparked and my senses thrilled, I followed the track straight home and into bed. 

Read more about the artists here:

Gemma Smith:  http://www.mca.com.au/collection/artist/smith-gemma/ 

Caterina Vicaretti:  http://vimeo.com/user8666001