Exhibition Proposal by Campbell Drake
Performance and Discipline in Architecture
Situated within the field of critical spatial practice, this body of creative practice research examines how site-specific performance can activate engagement in the spatial politics of contested urban and rural landscapes in Australia. Intersecting performance and architectural processes, this project interrogates the disciplinary boundaries of architecture and performance through the performative re-appropriation of a series of landmark buildings and contested landscapes.
Consisting of four videos, this exhibition proposal is the outcome of a series of iterative performances that explore the interactions between spatial conditions, cultural practices, communities and their environments. Highlighting the cultural, ethical, and political resonances produced by staged performances within contested landscapes, the video works include The Accumulation of Cyclical Operations (2017) situated in D-Division of Melbourne’s Pentridge Prison, Spatial Tuning (2015) at Hobart’s municipal rubbish dump and Instrumental (2015) and Cultural Burn (2016) on a property acquired by the Indigenous Land Corporation as part of a land bank established for Aboriginal people.
The Annual Design Research Conference for 2018 (ADR18) is devoted to design research in built environment fields (architecture, landscape, interior, and urban design), it will consist of plenary sessions and a curated exhibition for design works.
ADR18 will be held at the University of Sydney Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning in association with the Tin Sheds Gallery on 27-28 September 2018.