october 2009

THE LAB_october 09

THE LAB

For the month of October Lisa Kelly developed an open residency project at Ocular Lab, Brunswick West, Melbourne. Less an exhibition than a set of actions, processes, reading and renewal, THE LAB drew on the Lab’s past use as a private artists studio and observed its shift to a public gallery. Combining the dual purposes of work and presentation space while being attentive to the specific conditions of the site, Kelly engaged in simple process cycles that annexed the basic functions of a public venue. Areas of exploration included onsite waste, streetfront visibility and natural lighting.

This project for Ocular Lab continued the artist's practice of using critical frameworks to investigate the institutions her work is hosted by. In 2008 her project THE__HALL explored the re-purposing of a community hall into an art gallery by a local council.

Ocular Lab
31 Pearson Street
Brunswick West
VIC

Open & in progress:
Wednesday to Sunday 1pm-5pm
10th October to 1st November 2009.

Closing gathering:
Saturday 31st October 3-5pm