'AUTOMATON' (2016) DRAWING, SCULPTURE, PERFORMANCE
A special performance installation for gallery Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne, ‘Automaton’ is an ongoing installation of human movement, kinetic sculptures and live drawing. The work responds to the increased use of systematised interfaces in our personal and working lives. Performers Trevor Patrick, Kasey Lack and Melissa Jones respond with precise and intricate movement to the demands of the installation’s predetermined systems and sculptural apparatus, performing continually throughout the exhibition’s opening hours, the required labour mirroring the demands once made of analogue office work within the Victor Horsley Chambers; the home of Sarah Scout Presents. Reinterpreting the site's former use, the interrelationship between the body and the automated, gestural expression and regulated action, is enacted throughout the exhibition.
Presentation: Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne
Choreographer/Director: Sandra Parker
Kinetic sculpture design: Rhian Hinkley
Performers: Trevor Patrick, Kasey Lack & Melissa Jones