Agar Dish: A Weekend of Experiment and Creativity

Agar Dish: A Weekend of Experiment and Creativity

When: Saturday 29 March 2014

Time: 15:00-19:00

On the weekend of 29-30th March the Agar Dish will be taking place all over our building at 277 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst. It will be a weekend of experiment and creativity. In combination with our open studio program, this weekend promises to be filled with artistic activities.

As the name implies, the Agar dish is an experiment, a performance vessel which may be opened in any location to sample the culture actively growing or latent in that environment. The Agar Dish is envisaged as a sharing and testing arena for artworks and ideas with a performative aspect in the broadest sense. Modes of expression can range from ‘performance art’ to ‘art-process demonstrations’, installations , interactive, collaborative and hybrid works which include film, projection, digital media, sound, movement, spoken word and more.

The Agar dish tends to focus on the processual, improvisational and dynamic aspects of artmaking. The event and its traces can occur in the liminal zone between art and non-art where ideas are tested and from which fully formed ‘Artworks’ may or may not emerge. The concept, the work and the process of becoming are all deemed to be valid phenomena.

A word of warning: creative cultures grown in the agar dish may be contagious.