ERICA AND THE MACHINES
WE (being various arterati from CCAS, Art Monthly Australia and the ANU Art School) have just conducted a surprise inspection of the new work by “Dame” Erica Seccombe who is currently in the finishing stages of her new masterpiece Monster. Everyone was delighted out of their wits to discover that her 3D video with a creep factor of 10 and an equal exquisite factor is mind bogglingly brilliant. Bugs coming at ya ! Erica has been working away in the Department of Applied Mathematics for months now under the sympathetic supervision of Professor Tim Senden and Dr Ajay Limaye who have provided her with shelter and expert advice to produce what is going to be a stunning exhibition. Erica showed us around the lab, the X ray room and finally the massive 3D printer where she has been creating Monsters and parts thereof. This project has been (very wisely as it turns out) supported by the Centenary of Canberra and the Fabulous Robyn Archer will open it on Friday 16 August at the end of National Science Week wearing something special. There will be two exhibitions in fact under the overarching title of Science Fiction. It’s a double feature with Benjamin Forster who is coming back to Canberra after scaling the heights in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. Ben has been doing unspeakable acts in museums and galleries with his new work Kynic, where man meets dog – or perhaps the other way around. It’s a high brow yet amusing piece that fuses scientific method with philosophical sub-texts – so you won’t want to miss that one. Ben is out there.
Note : Erica is cover girl on the latest Art Monthly Australia with a gorgeous and tasteful 3D image, glasses provided, from her long period of isolation in the laboratory. These will be available for $10 at a newsagent near you very soon and you can buy them at the opening.
Here are some terrible pics to go on with and stay tuned because the cliches will be coming thick and fast over the next week.