09.09.18 Splash Performance: Volunteer call outChris Bennie
Sunday 9 September 2018
12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
North Sydney Olympic Pool
4 Alfred St S
Milsons Point NSW 2061
We need your help! The ACP is seeking volunteers to take part in a ‘Splash’ performance with Oceans From Here artist Chris Bennie.
On Sunday 9 September at 12.30 pm Chris will film the performance at the North Sydney Olympic Pool. The performance will take place in two lanes of the shallow end of the main pool. Participants will mimic movements performed by the artist in his work River, 2017.
You will perform the movements in a group and be filmed 3 to 5 times to secure good ‘takes’ for a new video artwork. You will be required to sign a photo release form on your arrival. No particular skill is required but the activity requires a medium to high level of physical exertion.
This performance has been generously supported by North Sydney Council - Olympic Pool, and is produced in conjunction with Oceans From Here opening at ACP Project Space Gallery from the 7 September to the 20 October 2018.
Prerequisites and Requirements
- Swimmers / Bathers
- Competent swimmers
- Requires a medium to high level of physical exertion
About Chris Bennie
Chris Bennie is an artist living in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
His work has been included in national and international group exhibitions including Innerspace, Canberra Contemporary Artspace (2015); The National Artists Self Portrait Prize, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane (2013); New Psychedelia, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane (2011); Photo LA, Los Angeles (2010); Biennale of Sydney: Revolutions – Forms That Turn (2008); Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2008); and +Plus Factors, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2006).
His solo exhibitions include: When Will We Ever be Forever Together, Alaska Projects, Sydney (2015); Control Rooms + The Waves, PhotoAccess, Canberra (2015); Five Films of Fortuitous Frivolous Fervent, The Wandering Room, Brisbane (2012); A Wee Sunset, Linden Contemporary Art Centre, Melbourne (2010); Jordie, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia Project Space, Adelaide (2009); Chris Bennie Doctorate of Visual Art Exhibition, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane (2009); and Slower, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2003).
He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Clayton Utz Art Award (2014); Gold Coast Art Award (2012); Swell Sculpture Award (2013); Australia Council for the Arts mid-career New Work grant (2013); and Regional Arts Development Fund (2013). In 2014 Chris researched tsunami-affected communities and objects in Japan as part of an Asialink Residency at Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo.
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Image courtesy and © the artist: Chris Bennie, Still of River from Mood Swings, 2017.