Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber & David Chesworth
- When 5 Jan - 23 Feb 2019
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Sonia Leber and David Chesworth are known for their distinctive, highly detailed video works developed through expansive research in places undergoing social change.
'Architecture Makes Us' is a mid-career survey bringing together six video works by the collaborative duo. The exhibition explores craggy geographies, territorialisation, surveillance, exhausted systems and future philosophies.
For UNSW Galleries, the exhibition has been expanded to include the two-screen video work Zaum Tractor 2013, shown in Australia for the first time since the 56th Venice Biennale.
Leber and Chesworth offer a rich exploration of the way society is impacted by the geographical, technological and architectural influences that surround us. Through these rigorous, politically engaged, and at times humorous video works, Leber and Chesworth point towards the architecture of our world in the broadest sense, examining structures both physical and invisible.
Naomi Cass, Pippa Milne, and Madé Spencer-Castle
A Centre for Contemporary Photography touring exhibition
2pm Saturday 12 January, UNSW Galleries
Artists Sonia Leber and David Chesworth guide a walking tour starting from UNSW Galleries. The sound walk tours the local environs in an experience of absorbing and understanding sound on a new level. The walk culminating in a discussion about sound as an elusive, yet integral component in many time-based, new-media artworks.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. The publication Architecture Makes Us has been supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation.