WHEN : 8th Dec, 1:00 – 5:00pm / 8th Dec, 6:00 – 9:00pm @ CityCat ferries, Brisbane River
WHERE : David Pestorious Projects
Dave Hullﬁsh Bailey (*1963) lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches at Art Center. The artist’s approach to investigating sites is focused upon how geography, physical infrastructure and social narratives of emancipation intersect in speciﬁc places. His performative staging of research mobilizes standard tools of intellectual enlightenment (empirical inspection, historical contextualization, scientiﬁc analysis, etc.) alongside more heuristic techniques including language games, experimental mappings, re-purposed logical machines, and hypothetical scenarios. What emerges are narratively experimental and critically reﬂexive super-ecologies, characterized by active feedback loops between two already complexly organized systems: the internal ‘signal’ of the place, and the ‘noise’ of the attempt to describe it. Recent exhibitions and projects include the 30th Sao Paulo Biennial (2012); For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there (Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, ICA London, De Appel Amsterdam, and other venues, 2009-10); Surrounded by Squares: Dave Hullﬁsh Bailey and Nils Norman, Raven Row, London (2009); Lyon Biennial 2007; What’s Left to its own Devices (On reclamation), Casco Ofﬁce for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht (2007); and CityCat Project, Brisbane (2003/ongoing). Recent publications include the exhibition catalog Elevator (Secession, Vienna: 2006) and the artist’s book What’s Left (Casco/Sternberg Press, Utrecht/ Berlin: 2009).
For further information, please contact David Pestorius on (07) 3262 4870.