Sunday, February 28, 2010

Simon Winkler

Simon Winkler works in radio and occasionally DJ's at various events. His collaborative project I SPY 2 is part of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Running from 14 - 21 March, I SPY 2 sees five leading fashion creatives use cameras to document their daily lives.

I SPY 2 is screening at the Atrium and Big Screen at Federation Square, Georges on collins street level winows, the Foyer Screen at City Library and Alice Euphemia.

Pinchy, 2010, paper

For Insert Coin Here I have incorporated the practice of origami, producing a series of scorpion-like forms from the pages of discarded fashion magazines. By seeking to capture the essence of form, origami offers a satisfying system of reducing nature to a series of replicable step by step instructions; moreover the transformation of a simple square into a complex form provides a neat analogue of all creative pursuits. These paper arachnida represent a versatility of form, and a defiance of function; the obscured editorial hidden in their folds hints at the sting of an old fashion tale.

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Insert Coin Here

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

Insert Coin Here
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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