This week on Art and Mayhem Lucazoid interviewed Jason Sweeney of the Unreasonable Adults. They're a hybrid performance/art group visiting Newcastle this week for Electrofringe. They're occupying an empty shop at 513 Hunter Street with a project called Gift/Back. All this week you can contribute "gifts" in whatever form you choose (in person at the shopfront, or online at http://www.slowboil.com/ua/giftsubmit.html ). On Saturday 30 September, and Sunday 1 October, they'll give your gifts back to you in some transformed way. You can hear the interview between Lucazoid and Jason Sweeney here:
[mp3 file, 6 min 30 sec, 7mb]
Also this week Lucazoid mentioned the great show "Miscellanea: Stuff Comes Alive" by David O'Donoghue at Don't Look Experimental New Media Art Gallery, 419 New Canterbury Road Dulwich Hill. You can visit the show until Sunday 1 Oct, gallery open 11-5 Thurs-Sun. There's a little mp3 recording from the fragile and monstrous sound machine made by David, available here:
[mp3 file, 1 min, 2mb]
Finally we mentioned 2 shows you should get down to this week:
1. t'fouh - raw responses from arab artists (a multimedia exhibition) expressing anger and ultimate disgust resistance and steadfastness spitting on wars, occupation and racism.
exhibition until 30 Sept, and on 30 Sept a chance to hear and contribute to informal discussion with the artists 3-5pm.
168 Day St Sydney
[read on below for an extensive review of t'fouh, by Mayhem]
2. For Matthew and Others - Journeys with Schizophrenia (exhibition, performance, education and events programme).
at Campbelltown Arts Centre, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre
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