Sunday, August 7, 2011

Spitdrool, 2010

Let’s Roar Loudly; Feminism & Art Symposium, We Are Optimistic, 
Dunedin, New Zealand





Bias binding is looped around the audience. The screen image shows one woman spitting / drooling onto another woman who does not react or resist. As one performer removes stars from her face, the other sticks stars onto her face.


We Are Moving Forward Positively. Participatory project in collaboration with Matt Gillies.


Visitors were invited to transform survey answers into poems or character collages. We then sent the results back to the person who had been surveyed.

We set up our office first in an art gallery, then in a railway station container beside a busy train station.



Stage two: Visitors making cut 'n' paste poems and character collages.

1. The artists phone call centre operators to survey them while they are at work. They ask questions 
about the operator's relationship to their working environment.
2.  An office environment is installed in a shipping container near Wellington Railway station. Visitors to the shipping container are invited to choose a completed survey and make a cut 'n paste poem or character collage relating to the surveyee's answers.
3. Cut 'n' paste poems and character collages are posted to the call centre operators who were surveyed in step 1.

BUYMAKETAKEITBACK at the Blue Oyster gallery

Grad '07, Blue Oyster Project Space, Dunedin, New Zealand


Space for sculptures with one object // Space for sculptures with three objects //
Space for sculptures with five objects
Space for sculptures with three objects



Excerpt from Recipes for making sculpture...

OCTAGON THE TOWN SQUARE
COLLECTION OF ITEMS PURCHASED EARLIER
RECEIPT RETAINED
SANDWICH BOARD PUT OUT IN THE MORNING

"SCULPTURES EVERY 3 MINUTES
FOR 30 MINUTES"

ITEMS RETURNED TO PLACE OF PURCHACE

Slowly, gently, confidently; Performance version

Enjoy Lasting Performance Series 2006Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, 
New Zealand

smiling encouragingly for 30 minutes

PhotographyAnne Basquin

#23 from a roll of 24 taken over 30 minutes while smiling encouragingly.

This work is intended as a kind of prelude to other artworks. It was exhibited in the 
program for, Slowly, gently, confidently; Performance version, and exhibited with the text I am smiling encouragingly towards you in the entrance to Slowly, gently, confidently; 
Installation version.



i am smiling encouragingly towards you


i am smiling encouragingly. i am smiling towards you. i am smiling encouragingly towards you. the encouragement of my smile may be received by you. my encouraging smile may be received by you. I am smiling encouragingly towards you. i am smiling now. i am still smiling. i am directing encouragement through my smile out towards you. i am smiling encouragingly towards you. i am smiling. the corners of my mouth are turning up. my mouth is smiling. my smile is directed towards you. my smile is genuine. i am smiling towards you with a genuine smile — genuinely smiling towards you. i am smiling towards you with genuine encouragement. i am smiling encouragingly — smiling encouragingly towards you. i am projecting my smile of encouragement out to you. i am still smiling. i am still smiling encouragingly. my eyes are smiling. i am projecting my smile outwards so that you may receive my smile. i am smiling with encouragement towards you. i am smiling encouragingly. the encouragement of my smile may be received by you. i am smiling encouragingly towards you.


Imagining things better // Imagining things worse // Imagining things as they are

Installation shot of three video loops, 3 minutes each

Weekly performance series of small actions; Smiling, Shivering, Blinking, Clearing Throat, Listening, and Answering, 2006


Performed in the Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand