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feedback manual

Clubs Project Space in Melbourne runs “Feedback Sessions.”

From their Feedback page:

CLUBSfeedback focus upon on the means by which the work in question exists in the space of its presentation/actualisation. It is an attempt to develop an engaged reading or analysis of work through focused and extended collaborative dialogue. CLUBSfeedback begins by unravelling, through observation, the material and spatial structure of the work. These observations then open into critical discussions. The artist is not required to justify or explain the work in this process, but is engaged towards the end of the discussion when questions are formulated. These sessions are intended to be supportive, whereby the artists’ project is opened up to detailed analysis. We borrowed and developed this practice from an academic model that we shared together as students and we decided to continue it in order to build empowering and engaged peer relations.

Recently, in Sydney, a bunch of us (including Lisa Kelly, Sarah Goffman, Anne Kay, Kylie Wilkinson, and I) have adopted this model, and Feedback Sessions have been carried out for Michelle Ussher (as part of MCA’s Primavera 2005) and for Josie Cavallaro (for her recent show at Scott Donovan Gallery).

At the moment we’re running off Clubs’ Feedback Manual (which is on their site, and a pdf is saved here also). I reckon before long we’ll reformulate that manual for our own ends, in keeping with the Clubs open source policy!

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ps: as of 2007, we now have a Sydney Feedback Sessions on the go! See http://feedbacksessions.com/

the wild boys at mememememe gallery

Last night Mickie and I went down to mememememe gallery near central station to see the Wild Boys show. Wild Boys is a Mardi-Gras event starring Tim Hilton, Richard Gurney, Trevor Fry and guests. These self-styled faggotty luminaries occupy the space for 3 weeks. The idea is: the show begins with nothing, grows over time, and (sort of) culminates in a closing event on the 4th March at 6pm.
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