Monday, April 27, 2009
KATE MOSS & JOHN BURGESS
155 Gertrude St Fitzroy
28thApril – May 16, 2009
Buckminster Fuller believed the geodesic dome as a house was like a great umbrella above. Its invention was based on the geometry of nature and the principles of nature’s design. It purportedly had a great psychological effect, as one does not feel closed in.
Huxley talked about mapping antipodes of the mind with the aid of hallucinogens or hypnosis - reaching a place that becomes free of language and conceptual thought - releasing the minds inhibitions towards visionary experience in relation to ordinary, everyday perceptual experiences.
Moss and Burgess’ geodesic dome is sited in a cosmology of tin cans. This constellation, a fusion of streamed light and detritus, creates an umbrella of the universe that is permeable, mapping similarities of mind and nature.
Historically conceived as a site of existential worship and a flagship for utilitarianism, the geodesic dome at Seventh Gallery, reconstructed in skeletal form, is a testament to the fluidity and mortality of social and theoretical constructs.
This exhibition continues Kate Moss’ investigation into the mystical and paranormal as explored in her recent show Momentary Impulses at TCB earlier this year, and
John Burgess, a recent graduate of The Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver whose previous work has centered around makeshift structures referencing architectural nuances.
Opens Tuesday April 28, 6-8pm