Currently on view at Blindside in Brisbane, Australia, is the collaborative exhibition, At the time of atmospheric precipitates—exhibition is not function. An exercise in creative flexibility of sorts, the collaboration between Brisbane-based artists Danielle Clej and Ruth McConchie consists of a constructed “kaleidoscopic labyrinth,” which explores the architectural boundaries of the space. During the short installation period, the duo arranged and rearranged objects and improvised the form of the elaborate installation, which will continue its fluctuating state of development throughout the course of the show. This is not the first collaboration between Clej and McConchie—they’ve constructed spaces in site-specific installations before. As Blindside notes, “Clej and McConchie have distinct, individual art practices; yet share a desire to shape provisional, sensuous systems of order. These works are mutually driven by their obsessions with creating spatial-object-bodily dialogues within the structure of gallery sites. Employing formal and conceptual tactics of compulsively working to the excess, they play with repetitive processes of material collection to arrange stuttering rhythms of form, colour and light.” At the time of atmospheric precipitates—exhibition is not function is on view through April 24th.
Danielle Clej recently earned a Ph.D in practice-led research at the Queensland University of Technology. She is a co-director of Brisbane based artist-run-initiative inbetweenspaces and recently co-curated the international art project, Constellations. Her work has been exhibited at Block Gallery, QUT, Brisbane; First Draft Gallery, Sydney; Karen 19 Gallery, Gold Coast, and beyond.
Ruth McConchie is a current MA candidate at Queensland University of Technology. She is a co-director of Brisbane based artist-run-initiative inbetweenspaces. She has exhibited at No Frills Gallery, Brisbane; !Metro Arts, Brisbane; Accidentally Annie Street Space, Brisbane; and First Draft Gallery, Sydney.