C3West and Goulburn Regional Art Gallery are delighted to invite you to the opening of
PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH WASTE
A project by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk in collaboration with Paul Sixta
Wednesday 14 April 2010 6 - 8PM
At Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, cnr Bourke 8 Church Streets, Goulburn Australia
To be opened by Pru Goward MR Member for Goulburn with an Introduction by Judith Blackall,
Head of Artistic Programs, Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney
The exhibition runs from 15 April - 29 May 2010
Please RSVP to 02 4823 4494 by friday 9 April 2010
From September to December 2009 the Rotterdam-based artists Jeanne van Heeswijk and Paul Sixta interviewed 25 participants from households in Goulburn and the Sydney suburb of Liverpool. They questioned these volunteers on how they have tried to reduce their waste.
The interview approach unearthed disparate responses and reasons for waste, from the practical and personal to the metaphorical. They revealed an increasing awareness of waste (or wastefulness) and individual frustrations at the enormity of this problem and its impact on their daily lives.
The artists then scripted and filmed a series of narratives based on these personal stories. The Talking Trash exhibition presents these 25 narratives in the form of three minute video fictions, alongside an installation of photographic stills and personal objects gleaned from the project’s participants.