Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Flippin Heck!

Flippin Heck!
Jess Johnson & Jordy Marani

August 29 – September 12, 2009
Opening Friday 28 August 6pm til late
Super Diminutive Disco (inside gallery) / DJ Helen Johnson playing a special dance set / Comeback Performance by the REAL HOT BITCHES! Melbourne dance troupe / BBQ Meat Feast / Movie playing in the side room ‘Funky Forest: First Contact’ (JPN).

and then it all turned to custard...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Home Is Where My Hell Is

Home Is Where My Hell Is
Jess Johnson & Jordan Marani

presented by Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)
Switchback Gallery, Monash University, Gippsland Campus, Churchill
July 29 – September 3, 2009

An installation by Jess Johnson and Jordan Marani, founders and co-directors of Hell Gallery, Melbourne. The exhibition follows a Gippsland residency supported by Monash University’s Gippsland Centre for Art and Design (GCAD) and Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA).

"First trawl your area collecting up discarded materials. Start to build something from them. A shed. A shack. A fort. A dwelling. Whatever, it’s yours. Build it somewhere hard to find. Preferably in the forest but a city alleyway would suffice too. Hunker down and decorate. Make it safe. Surround the hut with booby traps and hang charms to ward off evil. Sustain yourself with meals of mushrooms boiled with bark. When you’re done with it walk away without looking back or push it over with your bare hands and stand back grinning at the big ‘WHUMP!’"