The Changing Standards of Dialogue was an exhibition by Other Projects as the culmination of their year as the 2013 Artists in Residence at Metro Arts. Other Projects is a collaborative venture between Brisbane-based artists Marcel Daniels and Daniel Herberg. Working together since 2010, their shared practice focuses on exploring the notion of dialogue, and in particular, the complexities, paradoxes and grey areas inherent in cross-cultural discourses.
For this exhibition the duo have developed works that look to raise questions regarding the slippages and contradictions between the various codes and formulas of representation, perception, value systems and identity; specifically from positions of ‘otherness’. The Changing Standards of Dialogue features a new series of sculptural, object and image-based works, to create an immersive installation that looks to destabilise ‘standardised’ ways of seeing.
The central work of the exhibition is a constructed free-standing wall; a stage-like house façade. Similar façade walls have been seen in Marikina, Philippines, to block out or hide the shantytowns and informal settlements. Exploring the profound divide between affluence and slum districts, and the inherent systems and histories of these regions, Other Projects aim to rework these structures to expound on the ethical issues involved in their use. Other works in the exhibition include imagery from sensationalist films, used to examine exaggerated tropes of race.
OPENING / 13 November 2013, 6PM
EXHIBITION / 13 – 30 November 2013
ARTIST TALK / 20 November, 6PM
METRO ARTS GALLERY, Level 2
SEE ALSO //
Exhibition Catalogue // with essay by Tim Walsh
2013 / Exhibition Program, 13-30 November – co-presented by Metro Arts & Other Projects
2013 / Artists in Residence