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Rupture & Residue is an interdisciplinary artists residency incorporating cross-cultural exchange. Originating as a self-initiated project devised by intermedia group Bonemap, it is an advanced creative incubator and vital professional development. The project is a development of skills, knowledge and networking for four principal creative producers and a number of cultural and educational institutions in Brisbane, regional Queensland Australia and overseas.
Globalisation drives both the demographic movement of people, and the collapse of distance through information and communications technology. New perceptions of physical space and environments include an emerging reinterpretation and sensitivity to place; raising new issues around cross-cultural contexts for arts practice. While globalisation asks us to identify ourselves through brand/genre allegiance and technology replaces nature, what are the possibilities for positioning an identity and practice through proximity to the natural environment?
Within an ecological approach to art practice the residency proposal represents a synaesthesia of: politicisation, spatial design, durational performance, media design and sound design. Investigation proceeds through a voracious exploration of temporal arts and media communication contexts. Incorporating re-evaluation of the specialist skills of each participant artist, as a means to extend technology and the body into the technological body and ecological surround.
The creative producers selected for this project have career trajectories that span nationalistic borders. Their journeys have been intrinsic creative processes without loss of intimate connections to the local, either through political or physical environments. They have been selected to; challenge, reinterpret and extend each others existing strengths; develop interrelationships with artists and their audiences in diverse geographic locations; and elevate the level of each others practice within an international context.
The four principal artists engaging within core discipline streams are: Jim Denley, Russell Milledge, Simon Whitehead and Rebecca Youdell.