FAILSPACE IN MAY
May 3 – 16
Exhibition opening Thursday, May 3 from 6-8pm
Given the increasing awareness of the potential impacts of climate change and resource stress, future cities will face the challenge of survival. As in the past, humans will simply adapt out of necessity and move to where there are more abundant resources. But how will the ways in which we live change? How will the places in which we live alter? Will cities, as we currently know them, still exist? “LOST” is a typographic experiment that explores the ontological relationships between the function of language, the human body as the relational object and possible modes of urban wayfinding in this impending ‘age of unsettlement’.
Baron Chau & Nancy Liang operate together as Twotinkabout on a scope of cross-disciplinary art and design projects that propose possible, parallel, fictional, or even undesirable future systems of acting and being with the world in crisis. Their shared practice explores drawing, writing, teaching, installation, graphic design, environments, textiles, and participatory art that conjure real or imag- ined tales of viable future forms through critical dialogue and site-responsive interventions that shift the social, cultural, geo-political and other acting forces.
by Shan Shan & Helen Mok
May 18 – 29
Exhibition opening Thursday, May 18 from 6-8pm
The sweet sister group Shan Shan & Helen Mok will indulge your visual senses with their highly delicate jewellery pieces, filling the entire floor of Failspace gallery. Plenty of visual impacts. Shan Shan and Helen Mok they are sister both passionate about jewellery making. They graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) degree majoring in Object Art and Design from Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney.
Even though the sister group grow up in similar environment, the way they approach to their concept and technique in jewellery and object making are very difference. Shan Shan explores the materiality of rubber and plastic while Helen explores the concept of kinetic jewellery using precious metal. The exhibition will showcase Shan Shan and Helen most recent collaboration.
Initiative of Failspace; Curated by Iris SiYi Shen