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Topography of the Mind - Artist Talk & Open Studio by Residence Artist Sam Doctor

August 18, 2012 / event

Topography of the Mind
Residence Artist Sam Doctor
Artist Talk 24th August (Fri) 17:00~18:00 Party 18:00~19:00
Venue: B105 AFT Open Space
Open Studio 26th August (Sunday) 12:00-19:00
Venue: B108 Residence Studio

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Sydney based artist Sam Doctor is joining 3331's residence program throughout August. His art practice centering on video, sculpture, photography and performance can be seen as an ongoing confrontation between humankind and the environment, highlighting the fragility of mankind in the face of natural forces, exposing the Faustian side of human nature and our will to contain what cannot be contained.

"Surveying over six years of my previous works, it is striking to what extent landscaped has assumed a variety of different functions and faces. The work from 2006, Places we have never been documented landscapes ranging from mountains, mist and glacial terrains. Where night falls all day long (2008) depicted rock faces, a quarry and the remnants of burnt-out buildings. Furthermore my recent work A Song for the Stone Breakers (2011), I captured the landscape of a live sulphuric volcano billowing sallow smoke and ash surrounded by a steely, turquoise-coloured acid lake. In each of these cases landscape is used as a contemplative surface, a communicative mechanism, and a vehicle for conveying a complex and sometimes conflicted emotive state."
Sam Doctor

Through his residency Sam Doctor has been researching the emotional, spiritual and psychological states that landscape can provoke, exploring these through an experiential journey into the mystical practices of Japanese mountain asceticism. Through arduous mountain climbs combined with the peace and beauty of the natural world, he attempts to purify his perception, revitalize his energy and reconnect with his truest, while at the same time connecting and interacting with the high velocity of Tokyo's urban life, questioning how one might integrate with both environments without a sense of disengagement from one location to another; or if in fact one world revolves around the other. The outcomes of these investigations will be presented in an open studio to be held on 26th August.

Artist url: http://vimeo.com/16487389

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Sam Doctor - Residence Artist

August 4, 2012 / residency

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3331 is glad to welcome artist Sam Doctor to the residence program for the month of August.
During his stay he will be presenting an artist talk on 24th August and an open studio on 26th August.
More updates on their way.

Profile
Sam Doctor b.1977 Sydney Australia lives and works in Sydney. He graduated from Sydney University, Sydney College of the Arts with Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honors) in 2006, and has currently finished A Masters of Research in Visual Arts. Doctor has exhibited extensively in both Sydney and Melbourne, in galleries including Chalk Horse and Sherman Galleries. His work has also been screened at Federation Square in Melbourne. More recently, Doctor has shown at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art and at the project space at CACSA in Adelaide. Doctor's art practice can be seen as an ongoing confrontation between humankind and the environment, highlighting the fragility of mankind in the face of natural forces, exposing the Faustian side of human nature and our will to contain what cannot be contained. His practice incorporates a range of artistic strategies: video, sculpture, photography and performance. Doctor also regularly collaborates with musical composers to construct soundscapes that either complement or feature as integral
parts of his work.

Residence Plan
Sam Doctor will be researching the emotional, spiritual and psychological States that landscape can provoke while conducting a residency at 3331. In particular his conceptual and practical framework will consist of an experiential journey into the mystical practices of Japanese mountain asceticism. He will try and seek experiential truth from the arduous climbs in sacred mountains. Through the peace and beauty of the natural world, he will purify his perception, revitalize his energy and reconnect with his truest. Although he will also have to return and connect and interact with the high velocity of Tokyo's urban life, the outcome will be a questioning of how one might integrate with both environments without a sense of disengagement from one location to another; or if in fact one world revolves around the other.

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