Artbank: 8 November 2020
ARTBANK: 8 November 2020Artbank: 8 November 2020
Today's uiui are connected by themes of somewhat precarious artistic process, as well as varous notions of 'waste'. First Isabella Loudon talks about her show Wastelands, curated by James Tapsell-Kururangi - who is also present to discuss the work. How an artist arrives at the highly original materiality of Isabella's work is a mystery to Heidi, and so an interrogation begins. James actually is cutting it pretty fine catching a flight to Pooneke by oblidging this interview, and so we have to save discussion of his practice for another interview!
Next Mongoose Chen joins Heidi in the studio. Mongoose has an exhibition 'Upcycled Noise' at Audio Foundation running until 28 Whiringa a-nuku, containing an object containing sound created in collaboration with the cacophonic train station construction that Karangahape Road has endured all year. The exhibition also features a video work by JingCheng Zhao featuring Angelu Hu, Yin-Chi Lee, Darrly Chin and Alice Wu - regular collaborators with Mongoose. We discuss Mongoose's preferred mode of practice which is plural and highly responsive to her environment.