New Glass 2015
Archaeology, Excavation and the Arcane
In May 2015 I was commissioned to write a poem for the exhibition New Glass 2015: Archaeology, Excavation and the Arcane. The exhibition, curated by Glassworks Artistic Director Magda Keaney, celebrated the centenary of the Kingston Powerhouse building which houses the Canberra Glassworks. The exhibition showcased Australian Glassmakers Lucy Quinn (QLD), Nick Adams (ACT), Georgina Cockshott (VIC), Lea Douglas (ACT), Ngaio Fitzpatrick (ACT) and Alex Valero (SA). Part of the commission was also to perform the new work at the exhibition opening and the Glass 2015: Winter Glass Market.
|Staircase image, Ngaio Fitzpatrick, 2015.|
One work central to this was the 2012 edition of Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, translated by Olena Bormashenko. This science fiction novel follows the personal impact of interaction with items of unknown intention and power, particular the risk of efforts to find, test, categorise and use these mysterious items.
|Components, Lucy Quinn. Photo: Michael Condon, Lucid Media|