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    Cover Versions: Mimicry and Resistance

    Arthur Merric Boyd and Neil Douglas, Michael Candy, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Marco Fusinato, Percy Grainger and Burnett Cross, Yuki Kihara, The Kingpins, LOUD+SOFT (Julian Day and Luke Jaaniste), Frédéric Nauczyciel, Soda_Jerk vs The Avalanches, Super Critical Mass, Christian Thompson, Jemima Wyman.

    Cover Versions: Mimicry and Resistance
    11 November 2017 – 14 January 2018

    Shepparton Art Museum

    VIC, Australia

     

     

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    Exhibition Details

     

     

    Cover Versions: Mimicry and Resistance

     

     

    This exhibition explores ideas around mimicry and impersonation, re-performance or reiteration, as artists and collectives expand on the notion of the cover version and its subversive potential within the digital age.

     

     

    Cover Versions: Mimicry and Resistance quotes from the histories of music, popular culture and the internet, ethnography and the natural world. This is expressed through a range of mediums that include sound art and instrumentation, video, photography, installation and robotics. In music the cover version is realised as the re-performance, sampling or development of an existing piece, creating an expanded version or new original. In the natural world, animals use mimicry as a mode of camouflage for the purposes of survival, while humans employ it for social commentary or political subversion. In contemporary net culture and social media this is signalled by the repost, retweet or meme: in homage or critique, or towards the construction of identity. Mimicry has been equated with camouflage but also like holding up a mirror. Through the artifice of their construction, these works reveal something about the nature of our times.

     

     

    Artists:
    Arthur Merric Boyd and Neil Douglas, Michael Candy, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Marco Fusinato, Percy Grainger and Burnett Cross, Yuki Kihara, The Kingpins, LOUD+SOFT (Julian Day and Luke Jaaniste), Frédéric Nauczyciel, Soda_Jerk vs The Avalanches, Super Critical Mass, Christian Thompson, Jemima Wyman.

     

     

    Curator: Anna Briers

     

     

    SPECIAL EVENTS

     

     

    PAST EVENT – Saturday 23 September – Michael Candy’s synthetic pollenizers: a talk and viewing at Tallis Winery.

     

     

    Friday 10 November, 6 to 8pm – exhibition opening with special performance by Super Critical Mass. FREE. Register your attendance here.

     

     

    Thumbnail image: The Kingpins, VERSUS, single channel video, 2001, 5:30. Courtesy the artists and Neon Parc.

     

     

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