2020?

Installation

Ash Keating’s 2020? is a large-scale, evolving installation that focuses attention on the future importance of environmental sustainability within artistic practice.

Beginning with the interception of numerous truckloads of industrial waste, 2020? is a process-based project involving discarded material being diverted from landfill and dumped en-masse in the Arts House space at the Meat Market. Prior to the project’s launch, a team of waste auditors have assessed, sorted and separated this dumped material into specific waste categories.

Co-ordinator and artist Ash Keating is joined by a team of collaborating artists who will be constantly reconfiguring the salvaged materials to create their own installations, interventions, structures and object-based works. This shifting creation happens within a dramatic backdrop of reused vinyl advertising billboards, manipulated in the tradition of culture jamming.

2020? will be under constant surveillance, with live-feeds and video-footage of the processes of the various artists’ projects and the installation’s earlier incarnations being projected back into the exhibition arena. 2020? concludes with a forum involving artists and environmentalists unpacking the conceptual and practical issues of environmental sustainability that are explored within the project.

Artist/s:

Ash Keating, with Kay Abude, Campbell Drake, Ardi Gunawan, James Guerts, Bianca Hester, Inverted Topology, Susan Jacobs, Rus Kitchin, Bridie Lunney, Lucas Maddock, Pandarosa, Mia Salsjo and Soo-Joo Yoo

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Supporters

[in alphabetical order]

ASRIC
Arts House
City of Melb
DSE
Dianne Tanzer
EPA
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Haul
TrafficLight
Wardlow
Waste Audit
Westspace