Like a production line, the text of R+D scrolls and loops through the night, continuously producing and reproducing itself. This work, in its repetitive instruction, maps out a series of pathways and possibilities in the creative process of the artist. It attempts to systematise, institutionalise and objectify a series of ideas, images, proposed objects and possible installations. It communicates the actual and the potential of the work, a jumble of fleeting ideas waiting for the right moment to coalesce and be manufactured into something more solid. R+D operates as both prologue and epilogue and mimics the convention of the film credit. The text exists as a document of an actual artistic process as well as operating as a frame for the viewer's imagination. Thus, the work is re/constructed at each viewing according to an individual's subjective interpretation and conceptual processes and, as Sol LeWitt proposed, 'the idea becomes a machine that makes the art'.
The CCP Projection Window currently screens 6pm—1am, seven nights a week.
Exhibited in CCP's Night Projection Window
7 nights a week after dark
Centre for Contemporary Photography
404 George St, Fitzroy Victoria 3065, Australia
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Seven nights after dark