SCOPIC - 2004
The word ‘scopic’ means inclusive, elastic and broad, yet it is also suggestive of sight, that is, the act of seeing. This exhibition encourages a critical examination of the process of seeing and the act of viewing. Whether it be under stairs, in stairwells, or on steps, the exhibition will bring together a number of alternative sites to challenge both viewer involvement and viewing site. Artwork will occupy unlikely places and demand viewer movement in order to defy passive consumption and disrupt the viewer’s physical position in relation to the work. The exhibition will activate a variety of spaces around the Creative Industries Precinct and viewers will follow a metaphorical adventure route, discovering g artworks at every pass and in unlikely nooks and crannies.
co-curated by: simone jones and lubi thomas