Search for collections on Wintec Research Archive



[thumbnail of the_black_show_invite.jpg]
Image (JPEG)

Download (1MB) | Preview
[thumbnail of monday.pdf] PDF

Download (242kB)


As exhibited in The Black Show, curated by Angels Thiriwell.

What is this Black?

When we think of black, it is often in relation to product, which will help us to appreciate it somewhat more clearly for what it can be or what we most obviously have come to know it to be. In the realm of product it denotes the classic, the uncluttered, the monastic, free of fuss, full of luring sophistication. It protests its seriousness and abhorrence of frivolity of colour. Its power is direct and strong.

Removing the focus from product it can be many other possibilities that sit outside of materiality.
The lack of colour leaves us with no reminder of the natural world as blacks primary affection comes from the enveloping night, the consuming nullification of sleep or either the blur of "black" thoughts or the quiet of the meditative mind. In all cases it holds a position beyond the activity of the day to day. It's void defies it's origin as the absorber of all light and colour to become a presence and simultaneously an absence. It is 'without' and yet contradicts itself with the force of presence through its lack. Within the absence arises the pulse of potentiality, the unknown, swimming within the viscous density, the secrecy that hides within the fold.

For the artists participating we ask them to look at black form the centre of their own practice. The possibility exist to explore black as an emotive language or in its literal tome or perhaps re-configuring it in a philosophical sense. All of these possibilities are encouraged.

Item Type: Contribution to a Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: c3 Contemporary Art Space c/o The Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, Victoria 3067 Australia
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Lisa Benson
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2010 02:15
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 02:25

Actions (login required)

View Item
View Item