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First Thursdays, Jemima Wyman & Zach Blas

6 April 2017 – 6:00PM-9:00PM

Event Type: Open Late Thursdays Performance

Join artists Jemima Wyman and Zach Blas for their First Thursdays event Patterns-of-Life-Resistance, as they ask: How can we create and imagine patterns that engage resistance? Wyman and Blas invite you to collectivise and resist through patternmaking and camouflage, and use technology to explore what might be a visual pattern of resistance for today.

The evening begins with a lecture-performance that examines the landscape of resistance and surveillance patterns, as well as the relationship between patterns and protest movements. Wyman and Blas will use visual patternmaking generated by cutting-edge surveillance technologies and algorithms, through music, video and performance. This performance will end with a workshop where you can camouflage, resist, and evade surveillance with the artists.

This performance marks the beginning of Wyman and Blas’s IMA residency to develop new work for the exhibition Material Politics, 6 May–15 July.

Please register your spot on Eventbrite here.


Biographies

Jemima Wyman is an interdisciplinary artist who lives and works between Brisbane and Los Angeles. Wyman has exhibited in Australia and internationally, such as at Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles; the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Milani Gallery, Brisbane; Plimsoll Gallery, Hobart; 21st Century Museum of Art; Japan; and the University of Queensland, Brisbane. She has been included in the 17th Biennale of Sydney; and the 2012 Liverpool Biennale. Wyman has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, Queensland University of Technology; and a Master of Fine Arts, The California Institute of Arts, Los Angeles. Wyman is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane; and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney.

Zach Blas is an artist and writer, and a lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Blas has exhibited and lectured internationally, recently at Whitechapel Gallery, London; ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; e-flux, New York; Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; New Museum, New York; Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; and transmediale, Berlin. Blas holds a PhD from the Program in Literature at Duke University and a MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

First Thursdays coming up:
4 May: Hannah Brontë
1 June: Chantal Fraser
6 July: Archie Moore & David M Thomas