LEISURELAND

Seventh Gallery

155 Gertrude St

Fitzroy, VIC, Melbourne, AU

 

10 March – 25 March 2016


Spandex, timber, sensors, treadmill, digital animation, control gear, LCD monitor, LED lights
450 x 900 x 360 cm

Leisureland draws on a critical thread that has emerged in the recent works of Bishop & Reis, namely, the cultural capital, and attendant physical and mental energies the modern audience and its producers bring to the work of art in the age of spectacular capitalism. At the same time the work continues the institutional and cultural critique that Bishop & Reis have brought to their projects over the last five years by building a temple, a disco and a moving stage, from which the subject can watch the world go by. CB