Sunday, February 28, 2010

Felicity Jane Large

Felicity Jane Large is a jeweller and artis who has exhibited in numerous Craft Victoria exhibitions including Yellow, Green, Red and White Christmas at COUNTER (2006-2009) and recently at Colour Accord in 2009 (C3 Gallery, Abbotsford Convent).

Video killed the radio star... then DVD killed video, 2010, VHS tapes, sterling silver

The one certainty of the world of fashion can be summed up in the old adage “All that’s old is new again”. Styles come in and out as if on a big merry-go-round, regardless of their position on the continuum which extends from flattering to downright ridiculous. It seems that our collective sense of nostalgia grows with each passing decade, and we delve into past styles as a way of revisiting ‘the good old days’. Not restricted to clothing, old school technology has wormed its way back into favour with the cool kids, with everything from vintage ghetto blasters to retired Ataris able to shine again under the banner of Retro.

For my contribution to Insert Coin Here, I’ve chosen to work with a much-loved icon of the ‘80s: the VHS tape. These one-off talismans are hand-crafted out of old video tapes from my personal collection. I hope that as you wear them the slightly jumpy images and wavering soundtrack of my old copy of Dirty Dancing will be with you in spirit.

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is a group exhibition curated by Nella Themelios & Kim Brockett. The exhibition is part of the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program.

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comprises of two vending machines strategically placed in public spaces around the Melbourne CBD. Containing limited edition 'fashion objects' produced by over 60 Melbourne-based artists, the vending machines are activated when a member of the public inserts a $2 coin. The exhibition explores alternative interfaces of exchange for fashion, the mechanised system as a form of 'fashion dialogue'. More broadly, it thinks through discourses around public space and the role that fashion might play in it.

1 - 31 March 2010

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