4th August – 8th October, 2023
Shan-Turner Carroll and Ryota Sato present a second focussed work in their ongoing creative partnership, working together between Newcastle, Australia and Matsushima, Japan.
Shan Turner-Carroll and Ryota Sato’s collaborative practice centres on the poetic intersection of digital craftsmanship with expanded forms of traditional practices, such as textiles, painting, agriculture and performance. In SIGNALS FROM, the artists use modes of communication such as telepathy, digital devices and natural forces, and welcome community participation by learning and honing local crafts and traditions to understand their site and environments.
SIGNALS FROM presents a body of work from the artists’ ongoing creative partnership. The first, in 2019, saw Shan participate in a residency in Ryota’s home in Japan, responding to the site on the island of Matsushima. This current stage of their collaboration celebrates a shared approach to experimental art practices which surpass the studio and gallery space, understanding gestures and tasks, such as farming, or cleaning the island, as expressions of artistic practice.
This exhibition will feature site-specific and newly developed collaborative works responding to the site, environments, mood and history of The Lock-Up. These new works reflect on interactions between buildings and workers, rumours and documents, ghosts and living beings.