Newly formed collaborators Laura Purcell and Paul Gazzola will spend 2 weeks in the Long Gallery - Salamanca Arts Centre developing a new work in response to the Proof of Life Project: Studio Sessions as part of 10 Days on the Island.
Wed 15 – Sun 26 March,
Open daily, 10am – 5pm
The Proof of Life: Homesickness Project is curated by Dr Elizabeth Woods and Kevin Leong. It is a roving, multi-platform, collaborative project in search of home. Its thesis is that the role of the world as a home for its citizens is under threat and that collectively, we are increasingly homesick.
Artists, subject matter experts, community groups and the general public will participate in a series of events that elaborate on and investigate possible answers to these questions: What does it mean to be civilised against an increasingly market-driven system of social values? What is required from our environment for us to thrive?
Public contribution is invited through discussions, lectures, performances, demonstrations and exhibitions. This contribution will form the basis for new Tasmanian projects that will return to the gallery later in the year.
This is an opportunity to observe and participate in the creative development of collaborative, socially-engaged art works.
A Taxonomy of Proof (working title)
Australian artists Laura Purcell and Paul Gazzola are a newly formed collaboration interested in projects that explore the impact of a mechanized world within contemporary rituals.
Laura Purcell focuses on site, architecture and body to challenge existing limitations and preconceptions of traditional performance. She experiments with performance through methods of improvisation, theatre, visual art, puppetry, photography and dance - devising, directing and coordinating solo and collaborative works. Her scope of projects have been presented in a variety of situations at local and international locations.
Paul Gazzola is an artist and curator working in the expanded field of participatory art practice, sculpture, video and scenography. Over the last 20 plus years has generated an innovative array of projects that explore the relationship between the body, site and the built environment. These works for stages, galleries, museums, site-specific settings and print have been commissioned and presented in Australia and internationally.