CREATED + CREMATED

CREATED+CREMATED

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Presented by Footscray Community Arts Centre and JOLT Arts.

Footscray Community Arts Centre, Smorgon Gallery and Centre Grounds.
1–23  September  2017

Lead Community participants

Uncle Larry Walsh
Barthélémy Malacquis
Morgan Brady
Khalid Warsame

The first iteration of this project was presented under the title Swarmlings at Brauveiller Abbey outside the city of Cologne in Germany 2010 for the Streams Music Festival. For that project I scavenged items from the hard-rubbish collection of the town of Brauveiller. Local residents took much delight in seeing their hard-rubbish items reused to create an evolving artwork. For the project Hullick used little purpose built tapping machines to make sound with the installation that was created.

With the new project, Created+Cremated at Footscray Community Arts Centre, the project has found new life – largely through the participants who contributed their items and video interviews to the project.

The work in this installation has been created in a rapid improvised manner (since Monday before opening night on Friday), mindful that many items in the exhibition with be burnt in a ritual on 23 September, replaced back to the gallery, and then most of it ultimately taken to the tip at the exhibition’s close.

Nearly all of the items in the exhibition are second hand and reused, or excess material from some other project — right down to small things like screws and so on.

Unlike Swarmlings, Created+Cremated has become much more of a meditation on people and their attachments to material things. In contemplating this I have found myself thinking my own attachments — artists gather ‘materials’ and artworks. Are they really worth keeping?

One final comment is that many people have contributed to the work that you see. It has been a delight to share the making process with people entering the space and being responsive and inclusive about imagining their voices into a shared, improvised, gleeful rubbish-filled experience.

ARTISTS

Stuart Flenley

Stuart Flenley

STUART FLENLEY MUSICIAN /// VISUAL ARTIST   Stuart Flenley is a musician, songwriter, sonic and visual artist. Flenley is a vocalist, guitarist and works with electronic sound. Visually Flenley has focused on drawing mediums and video art. Flenley sings and plays...

Astrid Meurer

Astrid Meurer

ASTRID MEURER SOUND ARTIST / DIGITAL ARTIST   Astrid joined Noise Scavengers in April 2022. Astrid works through various sonic mediums with the band including guitar, found sound and electronics. The artist also work through the medium of digital, exhibiting...

Daniel Munnery

Daniel Munnery

DANIEL MUNNERY computer-based sound maker Joining The Amplified Elephants in 2012, Daniel has quickly developed an oeuvre as an electronic laptop-based sound artist. Mentored by JOLT director James Hullick and sound artist Steve Richards (aka Cleaning Lady), Daniel...

Esther Tuddenham

Esther Tuddenham

ESTHER TUDDENHAM voice / synthesizers / electronic music / poetry   Esther is a sound artist, poet, photographer and intermedia creative mind. Esther explores human emotions and their utterance in her work. In 2021 Esther completed her book of poetry and...

James Hullick

James Hullick

JAMES HULLICK JOLT Director & CEO / Composer / Musician   HULLICKSTUDIOS.COM   James Hullick is an auditory creator like no other in Australia. Recently James’ artistic identity has been shifting from cutting-edge composer to that of an all out iconic...