You are invited to attend the first talk of the 2013 artalks program, Why is L’Origine du monde of interest to us now?
, by Brad Buckley, on Wednesday 13 March, 12 to 1pm.
‘Buckley’s works operate within an overarching schema entitled The Slaughterhouse Project, which is an aesthetic armature, a strategy used for aesthetic infiltration, or infection. As the name implies, the Project is a conceptual device of cauterization, a way of exploring taboos, for investigating political anomalies, for venting dissatisfaction with social injustice.’ Adam Geczy.
Buckley's work, which operates at the intersection of installation, theatre and performance, investigates questions of cultural control, democracy, freedom and social responsibility. While the primary outcome of his research is manifested in exhibitions and the curating of exhibitions, Buckley has at times also pursued more traditional academic contexts, which include the development of conferences, conference papers and anthologies.
The concerns of his research and creative work over the past two decades have been explored through a series of installations or interventions, using text, video, sound, neon and wall paintings, titled The Slaughterhouse Project
. The Slaughterhouse Project
stands as a suite of works, which interrogate the roles and responsibilities of cultures to consider and address diverse concerns.
Over the course of more than a decade, his works have considered a range of apparently diverse thinkers and issues. Yet each work shares a common concern for the freedoms of individuals and the responsibilities of communities, cultures and nations.
His work has been cited in many journals including New Observations (New York), Art + Text (Sydney), Flash Art (Milan) and Artforum International (New York).
An exhibition of new works by Brad Buckley and John Conomos will be opening at the Australian Centre for Photography, 257 Oxford Street, Paddington, on Friday 15 March, 6 to 8pm.
The full Semester 1 artalks program can be viewed online at: sydney.edu.au/sca/about/news_events/artalks.shtml