A Crafted History: curated by Lisa Byrne and Jane O'Neill
@ ArtSpace at REALM, Ringwood Town Centre
From the ArtSpace media release:
Elvis Richardson works in a variety of media including photography, sculpture and video. The artist's work is primarily concerned with the mediation of social relations via technology. This work gives form to personal experience and memory through the residue of defunct media.
The work comprises of approximately 2500 home recorded VHS tapes donated between June and October by the Maroondah community. This technology, now on the verge of obsolescence, is reconfigured into a monumental form.
The tapes have been built into a patterned wall that recalls the geometric designs of brickwork from the sixties and seventies. The experience of viewing the work allows the viewer to read the hand-written labels, prompting personal recollections through a vast array of pop cultural reference points. The revelation of the spines reveals a portrait of the collective viewing of the community. The handwritten titles on the spines act as a collective form of concrete poetry.
2400 home recorded vhs cassettes donated by the local Maroondah community
installation view ArtSpace at REALMS, Ringwood Town Centre, Crafted History: curated by Lisa Byrne and Jane O'Neill