Public program: Gossip ASMR:
6:00pm, Thursday 20 October, 2022. Free.
Sonically beautiful, a gorgeous sound fills the air. Knuckling down in deep shadows, chiaroscuro against keen eyes. Something someone once told you in a whisper is pitched, amplified, distorted, or otherwise bent. Heads or tails as to whether or not you should reveal that you heard this secret in a dream. Gossip as warnings in the margins, a fungal network of care, a debugging interface.
For one night, Gossip ASMR returns. The hit performance series, now in its third iteration, will be staged at Tuggeranong Arts Centre as a public component of the exhibition Gorgeous Shadow, Bent Dream.
Want to submit a question or some gossip for discussion?
If you would like to submit a question for the artists to answer, or gossip you have heard and would like to have unpacked, then please complete a Gossip ASMR III Microsoft form.
Gorgeous shadow, Bent Dream is a collaborative exhibition straddling performance, spectatorship, and the space generated in the exchange between performer, collaborator and audience. Emerging artists Tom Campbell, Joanne Leong, Jacquie Meng and Genie Stuart are interested in the ephemera of a performance – something which can imbue a stage, a projection, a poster, a painting, the sound itself with sheen, lustre, gloss and polish. GSBD is an ASMR experience, a state of mind, a meet cute, and a love connection waiting to happen. Exhibition continues until Saturday 29th October, 2022
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Tom Campbell is an artist and writer who works in fundraising on Ngunawal country. Tom considers a lineage stretching towards scotland and sabah borneo, where both sets of ancestors were involved in various forms of conflict and mediation. His work often attempts to articulate the gap between disclosure and resistance, muscles and memories through various forms of the spoken and written voice. In particular, he is invested in how the voice can be motivated as a technology towards persuasion, advocacy, humour, and gossip. Depending on which anecdote you choose to pursue, Tom has or hasn’t inherited the supernatural strength required to pull the palm tree up and out of the ground.
Joanne Leong is an Asian-Australian artist born in Hong Kong, based in Canberra. A recurring theme of her practice is translation and belonging between cultures and time. Leong’s works often explore how language and identity mediate relationships with family and community. She use video, sound, programming and installation as mediums to engage with the technological and cultural structures used to communicate with the people whom she loves.
Jacquie Meng works with painting, sound, and installation. Her work redefines diasporic cultural identity beyond national and geographical specificities, rather seeing it as unfixed. Through consideration of posthumanism, performativity, and the migration of objects and imagery between cultures, Meng breaks down binaries of “East”/”West”, real/imagined, and human/non-human. This often involves a fusing of mythology and folklore with memories, fictions, and contemporary aesthetics.
Genie Stuart is a sound artist. She is a woman of few words but many sounds.