Affective Urbanism 5

Timothy Webster - Bus Gallery

Art Exhibition previously on in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia. Published by tim on Monday 07 April 2008. Tuesday 08 April 2008 to Saturday 26 April 2008. Opening Tuesday 08 April 2008 6 - 8pm.

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Affective Urbanism 5 is an archeology of the present where the viewer is invited to consider the rhythm of the everyday as gleaned from its everyday discard.

Affective Urbanism is a series of small, independent works that explore our emotional response toward the urban environment. As a highly urbanised society, any connection to the urban environment is often only realised when its rhythm is ruptured. The demolition of a building, the construction of a billboard or simply more people on bikes for a day – we are wired to notice difference. How we respond is always relative to what we are used to… our own everyday.

Presented here at Bus is Affective Urbanism 5, an archeology of the present where the viewer is invited to consider the rhythm of the everyday as gleaned from its everyday discard. Rubbish was collected and photographed over a period of a week in my own familiar territory of West Melbourne. Woven into an orb and suspended in the centre of the room, it is illuminated so that the curvature of the sphere is cast in silhouette onto the wall. The horizon on the wall morphs as the globe revolves while the shadows find their own rhythm. And we remember a new landscape which we had forgotten that we helped to make.

Location

Bus Gallery
117 Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne

Tuesday to Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday 11am – 4pm