white-wash / black leather shine
Performances in the gallery: 30 November, 2, 5, 6 December
The contents of the four white leather bound books resting on custom-made shelves and lit by spotlights in Jason Keats' exhibition could be accessed by donning the white cotton gloves that lay beside each book. These books were a version of the journals written by Keats' grandmother Dorothy Mabel Crisp during her emigration to Australia in 1957. Keats had erased sections of text, a similar strategy to the overlaying and repeating of readings from the journals (spoken by Keats and his grandmother) emanating from a Bakelite radio. This was only an aspect of Keats' work, which also incorporated several performance works that involved the writing of passages from the journals on to the gallery floor in chalk, and polishing a leather hide with Dubbin.
With the assistance of the artist a 24 page catalogue›was produced with texts by: Anne Marsh, Chris Chapman, Mark Minchinton, Esther Peirini.
above: documentation from the exhibition
'white-wash / black leather shine'
|image: Jason Keats||Documentation Photography|
by Alan Cruickshank
EXHIBITION PROGRAM 2000