The work, Bearings beauty and irrelevance, is by the collaborative development Performprint and cross-references Philip Auslander’s theories of “Liveness” regarding the original performance and its documentation or recording.
Rolling back and forth over a single spot of ink, the wheels of a skateboard offer the point of contact and the matrix of the performance.
Performance art, moving-image and 3D printing are some of the unorthodox areas contemporary printmakers are exploring.
Out of the Matrix, which opens at RMIT Gallery on May 6, features 15 artists working with “an expanded understanding of print practice”. The artists are either RMIT printmaking staff or student alumni.