DECADE: PROJECT FOR FUTURE ALTERNATIVES
April – July 2017
Boxcopy was founded in 2007 and DECADE celebrates ten years working with artists, writers and curators. This anniversary provides a pivotal point to consider our future and possibilities for artist run culture. Boxcopy provides a space for artists to play and test ideas; and a space for projects that are process-based, speculative and collaborative – our anniversary project DECADE reflects this approach.
Project for Future Alternatives invites artists to reimagine the use of the gallery space and the possible directions of artist run practice. Building on our recent collaborative projects with local, national and international artist run spaces, which considered the provocation that ‘small acts of resistance can create change’ – this project is focused on the future imaginings of artist run activity in the context of Boxcopy’s ten year celebrations. From April – June 2017, artists will be in residence each month at Boxcopy: Joseph Breikers (April), Erika Scott and Archie Moore (May) and Simone Hine (June).
Stay tuned for event details throughout the project.
Part 1 | JOSEPH BREIKERS
Residency: 1 – 22 April 2017
Event: No Joke/ End Times: A Listening Party Saturday 22 April 7pm-9pm
Boxcopy was formed in 2007 by seven art school graduates – Joseph Breikers, Channon Goodwin, Anita Holtsclaw, Daniel McKewen, Raymonde Rajkowsky, Marianne Templeton and Tim Woodward, initially operating from the basement (formerly Joe’s studio) of a Queenslander house in New Farm. Now, ten years later, Joe will be taking over the current Boxcopy gallery as his working space over the month of April. Join us at the conclusion of Joe’s residency for the event No Joke/ End Times: A Listening Party on Saturday 22 April, 7pm.
Joseph Breikers completed a Masters in Arts (Research) at the Queensland University of Technology in 2012. He was a recipient of funding under the Arts Queensland Individuals Fund in 2015 and in 2013 was the Queensland recipient of the Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Contemporary Art Award. In 2011 Joseph was awarded an Arts Queensland Career Development grant to undertake a residency in Skagaströnd, Iceland. Key exhibitions and projects include, Eight Embarrased Males (Metro Arts, 2016), Goma Q: Contemporary Queensland Art (QAGOMA, 2015), Fresh Cut 2013: Part 1 (Institute of Modern Art, 2013), Qaphqa (Ryan Renshaw, 2011), Regards, the Pit (Metro Arts, 2011), and Acoustic and Luminous Effects (DB Projects, 2010, curated by Amanda Rowell).
Part 2 | ARCHIE MOORE & ERIKA SCOTT
Residency: 6 – 27 May 2017
Event: Hive Mind Wednesday 24 May 6pm
The Project for Future Alternatives is an opportunity for a flash-back of known and unknowns – for Archie and Erika to explore and find comfort in mediating, navigating and embalming their bodies and histories into shared objects. These objects will act as an awareness of things as they are, what they are going to be, outlining boundaries between what’s yours and what’s mine, and a quest to find the best seat in the house.
Archie Moore completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts at Queensland University of Technology in 1998. In 2001, he was awarded the Millennial Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship which enabled him to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Recent solo exhibitions include Blood Fraction, The Commercial Gallery, Sydney (2015); 14 Queensland Nations (Nations imagined by RH Matthews), Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Adelaide and Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra; and A Circum/Intro/Extro/Retrospective, Bus Projects, Melbourne (all 2014). In 2015, he presented a major installation work in a two-person exhibition with Matt Calder, Re-locating the Land, at System Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. In 2011, Archie began a musical collaboration, ∑gg√e|n, with fellow artist, David M. Thomas, which continues to be active in an expanded form today to include two other visual artists: Geoffrey Vagg and Paul Wrigley.
Erika Scott completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art) with Honours at the Queensland University of Technology in 2010. Scott was a founding director of the Artist Run Initiative ‘Accidentally Annie St Space’ and currently runs sporadic projects on a rooftop in Red Hill named ‘The Soylent Spot’. She has exhibited in the emerging category of the 2016 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, The Royal Queensland Show’s Pisciculture competition and with Bus Projects in Melbourne. Erika also collaborates with Brooke Ferguson on sound projects, concentrating on writing and performing spoken word.
Part 3 | SIMONE HINE
Residency: 3 June – 9 July 2017
Event: About Saturday 8 July 6pm
Invited to reimagine the use of the Boxcopy gallery space and to ponder the possible future direction of artist run practice, Simone Hine has chosen to turn the camera onto artist run institutions themselves. Artists and curators who have made a contribution to Boxcopy over the past ten years, as voluntary staff or exhibitors, have been invited to discuss their ideas about Artist-Run-Initiatives. Each artist or curator taking part in this project has run an Artist-Run-Initiative at some point. These discussions will run alongside the production and installation of a multi-channel video work that will compile these discussions, and will be exhibited at a closing event. The work puts focus onto Artist-Run-Initiatives as institutions, spaces and sites of labour, while relying on the physical space provided by Boxcopy to generate, install and exhibit the final outcome.
Simone would like to thank the participants in the work – Courtney Coombs, Caitlin Franzmann, Spencer Harvie, Annie Macindoe, Amy-Clare McCarthy, Daniel McKewen, Elizabeth Willing and Kyle Weise.
Simone Hine is an artist, curator and writer. Her artworks have been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at Careof (Milan), Australian Experimental Art Foundation (Adelaide), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane), and Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (Perth). She has curated exhibitions as part of Window National (across the USA), Blindside (Melbourne) and Counihan Gallery (Melbourne). She also co-curated the Melbourne Art Fair Video Program in 2015, with long-term collaborator Kyle Weise. Hine was a founding co-director of Screen Space (Melbourne), a screen-based gallery (2010 – 2016) and Beam Contemporary (Melbourne), a commercial gallery (2010 – 2014). In 2015 Hine completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne.