Doppler Effect #2
Ruth Claxton & Kelly Large
Press release / Catalogue text
Ruth Claxton & Kelly Large resident at Ocular Lab Inc 22nd March - 3rd April 2005
Doppler Effect is an ongoing international collaborative exchange project between artists in Birmingham and London (UK) and Melbourne. The project aims to explore the transmission of ideas and artistic behaviours over geographical, cultural and conceptual proximities.
In order to develop and curate stage three of the project - which will involve UK and Melbourne based artists and will take place in the UK in 2006 we will be using our research residency to meet as many different cultural producers, visit as many spaces/projects and experience as much work as possible whilst in Melbourne.
To map this research while in Ocular Lab we will temporarily become archivists and question scouts for The Question Archive*. We would like to solicit, record and archive (at least one) question from every cultural producer we are able to meet during our time in Melbourne. Individually each question reflects the pre-occupations of the asker but held in The Question Archive the collection of questions also forms a larger picture of the contexts and discussions from which they were generated. The archive reflects and at times, amplifies the social, cultural and political environments in which they were uttered. As both a record of individual encounters and the collective networks of Melbourne The Questions Archive preserves both fleeting thoughts as well as longstanding behaviours and is simultaneously local, national and international.
The Melbourne Question Archive will be on display to listen to, read and contribute to at Ocular Lab on: Sat 26th, Sun 27 March & Sat 2nd, Sun 3rd April . Alongside this we will be visiting cultural producers and collecting questions throughout the residency so if you are interested in participating please contact the artists to arrange a meeting on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Doppler Effect Open: Sat 26th March, Sun 27 March & Sat 2nd AprilArtists' Talks: Sunday 3rd April @ 2pm with drinks/closing afterwards
Ocular Lab Inc, 31 Pearson Street, Brunswick West, 3055, Melbourne, Australia
** The Question Archive was initiated by artists Chris Bird, Alec Steadman Chris Nelson and Nick Willats. The project invites individuals to become temporary custodians of the archive in order to collect and archive questions from the communities in which they operate. The Question Archive can be experienced simply as an audio archive of questions or it can be used as 'raw material' for the generation of new work and projects.