Courtney Pedersen & Charles Robb: fractionate

4 April

April 27, 2024

Wreckers Artspace

In 1994, Courtney Pedersen and Charles Robb began an artistic collaboration that has spanned almost thirty years. Over that time, they have accumulated a large store of materials and equipment that rests as a shadow record of their processes and investigative interests. This project considers the invisible cost burdens experienced by artists over the duration of their careers, while also providing a meditative space for ‘taking stock’ of a creative life.

While Pedersen and Robb’s collaboration continues, fractionate constitutes an aesthetic/processual resolution of that thirty years, as the artists systematically dice the residues of their previous studio lives, arranging and rearranging the resulting modules, before finally disposing of them all into a rental skip – the final module in which all residual material must eventually find itself.

fractionate is a celebration of the inevitable forces of material entropy and a response to the peculiar economics of art practice.

Courtney Pedersen and Charles Robb are Meanjin-based artists and academics. This project has been realised with support from the QUT School of Creative Practice.

Open: Thu-Sat 12-3pm or by appointment: c.robb@qut.edu.au

Closing Event: 6-8pm Sat 27 April

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