Assembly, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009
Assembly, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009

Eight hanging and six folded t-shirts comprise Assembly, each emblazoned with images or texts. They prompt a somatic jolt in audience members; what appears to be soft and malleable fabric is in fact stone. The design of each references pop culture – video games, Bollywood, propaganda posters or social media. Memorialising such seemingly insignificant cultural ephemera in marble, Assembly asks us to reconsider both pop culture and the marble medium.

  Assembly,  Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)

Assembly, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)

  Assembly,  Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)

Assembly, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)

  Assembly,  Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)

Assembly, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)

  Assembly,  Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)

Assembly, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)

  I Always Wanted to Direct a Bollywood Film  2009, Bianca marble watercolour and stainless steel, 80 x 56 x 8 cm

I Always Wanted to Direct a Bollywood Film 2009, Bianca marble watercolour and stainless steel, 80 x 56 x 8 cm

  Viva La Republica!  2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay and stainless steel, 80 x 56 x 8cm

Viva La Republica! 2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay and stainless steel, 80 x 56 x 8cm

  Vaudeville   2009, Bianca marble, synthetic fur and stainless steel, 86 x 56 x 8 cm

Vaudeville  2009, Bianca marble, synthetic fur and stainless steel, 86 x 56 x 8 cm

  Avatar  2009, Bianca marble, graphite and stainless steel, 86 x 56 x 8 cm

Avatar 2009, Bianca marble, graphite and stainless steel, 86 x 56 x 8 cm

  Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed  2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable

Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed 2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable

  Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed  2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable (detail)

Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed 2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable (detail)

  Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed  2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable (detail)

Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed 2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable (detail)

  Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed  2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable (detail)

Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed 2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable (detail)

Assembly, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009
  Assembly,  Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)
  Assembly,  Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)
  Assembly,  Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)
  Assembly,  Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)
  I Always Wanted to Direct a Bollywood Film  2009, Bianca marble watercolour and stainless steel, 80 x 56 x 8 cm
  Viva La Republica!  2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay and stainless steel, 80 x 56 x 8cm
  Vaudeville   2009, Bianca marble, synthetic fur and stainless steel, 86 x 56 x 8 cm
  Avatar  2009, Bianca marble, graphite and stainless steel, 86 x 56 x 8 cm
  Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed  2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable
  Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed  2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable (detail)
  Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed  2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable (detail)
  Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed  2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable (detail)
Assembly, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009

Eight hanging and six folded t-shirts comprise Assembly, each emblazoned with images or texts. They prompt a somatic jolt in audience members; what appears to be soft and malleable fabric is in fact stone. The design of each references pop culture – video games, Bollywood, propaganda posters or social media. Memorialising such seemingly insignificant cultural ephemera in marble, Assembly asks us to reconsider both pop culture and the marble medium.

Assembly, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)

Assembly, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)

Assembly, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)

Assembly, Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney, 30 July - 23 August 2009 (installation view)

I Always Wanted to Direct a Bollywood Film 2009, Bianca marble watercolour and stainless steel, 80 x 56 x 8 cm

Viva La Republica! 2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay and stainless steel, 80 x 56 x 8cm

Vaudeville  2009, Bianca marble, synthetic fur and stainless steel, 86 x 56 x 8 cm

Avatar 2009, Bianca marble, graphite and stainless steel, 86 x 56 x 8 cm

Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed 2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable

Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed 2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable (detail)

Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed 2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable (detail)

Skill, Strength, Courage, Health, Wisdom, Speed 2009, Bianca marble, resin inlay, stainless steel, dimensions variable (detail)

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