A blogging-as-art project. A-k-a “The Sham”.
What is Bilateral Petersham?
It’s an art project. For two months (April/May 2006) I will be undertaking an artist-in-residence in Petersham, a suburb of Sydney, Australia.
Don’t you already live in Petersham? You mean you’re doing an artist-in-residence in your own suburb?
Yep. I’ve lived here for nearly two years. I wanted to be artist-in-residence in my own place, rather than going away somewhere exotic.
Is it true you won’t leave Petersham for the whole two months?
Yeah that’s right. I am restricting myself to stay within the suburb boundaries (as drawn up by Marrickville Council).
Hey Lucas, I’m having a party/screening/exhibition/wedding – but it’s in Surry Hills/Newtown/Vaucluse/Stanmore. Can’t you make an exception just this once?
Can I come and visit you?
Where exactly are the borders of Petersham?
I will post up a map online soon so you can see. I’m in the process of walking the border too, and I’ll put up a link to photos of borderline features.
O.K. Umm, so tell me again – WHY are you doing this?
For the moment, the best project rationale is here.
Hey, I know something/someone amazing about/in Petersham. How can I let you know about it?
I would LOVE to hear from you. Email me on shortleftleg[at]yahoo.com or leave a comment in the blog. Better still, get in touch and we’ll meet up and talk about it / visit it / eat it.
Bilateral Petersham was included in Publicity, an exhibition curated by Reuben Keehan at Artspace, Sydney, in May-June 2007. That show toured to CACSA in Adelaide. You can see photos of the show here (thanks to Roderick Hietbrink for the great shots).