A collaboration with Mongrel Assemblies, as part of the Wild Hope: Conversations for a Planetary Commons exhibition at RMIT University.
QuarryTV in collaboration with Mongrel Assemblies - as part of Wild Hope: Conversations for a Planetary Commons, an exhibition calling for a radical shift to 'planetary thinking' as vital to the survival of human and non-human life on Earth. This exhibition ran at Design Hub Gallery 15 August - 30 September, as part of City of Melbourne's Now or Never festival.
Mongrel Assemblies has been created by repurposing salvaged materials from the National Gallery of Victoria’s annual commision for a temporary pavilion. The materials are transported to a quarry in the Otways region under the care of the collaborative practice These Are the Projects We Do Together, which stores, catalogues and repairs them for re-use. Its work is beamed into the gallery through live feeds (see Quarry TV: Broadcast Live) that trace the human and machine labour involved in the process of transforming raw material to finished goods.
Mongrel Assemblies experiments with machine learning’s capacity to translate material data into compositions that minimise offcuts, waste and labour by training a machine agent to find simplicity and efficiency. The resulting installation reveals the imprint of the land at the quarry on its material substance hints at its past use as a pristine pavilion and indicates potential future uses for new custodians.
Caitlin Parry, Helen Duong
Additional Project team members: Sam Torre, Zeke Zhang, Alex Moorrees
- Text by Mongrel Assemblies
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We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Eastern Kulin Nation as traditional custodians, on whose unceded lands we work and live.
We respectfully acknowledge elders – past, present and emerging. And we extend our deepest respects to all First Nations peoples. In the context of the work we do, we express gratitude for our shared connection through place, to the oldest continuing cultures on earth.
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