OCEAN LAB : PERTH DEVELOPMENT
SUNSETS OVER THE SEA | 60 000L TANKS at ARTRAGE | SATURATION: OBLIVIOUS LUXURY AND RISING SEAS | SOCIO-GEOGRAPHIC TENSIONS – who’s going under | SUNKEN CITIES and UNDERWATER WORLDS | NAVIGATING THE ACT OF THE BROADCAST | WORKING INTO REMOTENESS | MAKING LIVENESS HAPPEN
AE Artists Willoh S Weiland and Thea Baumann conducted a research laboratory in Perth in April. Investigating Indian Ocean activity, they connected with Western Australian based oceanographers, marine researchers, and artists experimenting with voyeuristic acts of submersion in Art Rage‘s 60 000L tank.
Atelier Edens is focused on exploring the edges and limits of collaborative practice and presentation of live artworks.
Dear Willoh, How do you envisage the Atelier Edens research will extend practice and presentation forms for you and other artists?
Dear LED, There is an on-going dialogue, especially in the contemporary visual and performing arts, about what the relationship between research and the artwork is. How can it be articulated and presented? Is it even interesting? I think AE will contribute to this conversation alot, as we document the process of the AE LABS online as well as presenting the works that result form them in a more formal context. I think in choosing to work practically and site specifically in these remote locations, we are exposing ourselves to alot of random factors, potential failures and variables that would not happen in a more controlled studio environment. Hopefully this will provide some amusing templates for other artists wanting to work in this way.