AiR at Ignite Studios | 17 October - 20 November 2018
Andrew is a multi-disciplinary artist and his most recent works have adapted the versatile applications afforded by 3D technologies including scanning, virtual manipulation and 3D printing. These methods allow Andrew to provide alternate perspectives of the human body with the capability of rendering it absurd, humorous or even political. The moment after being scanned, the subject’s body converts into that of a fragile stranger; one that can be copied, altered and destroyed without consequence. It can just as swiftly and simultaneously allow access to feelings of relief, unbound by expectation and temporality. Andrew is looking to extend this area of his practice through the Ignite Studios residency and engaging with members of our local community or community groups.
Andrew Christie is a Western Sydney based multidisciplinary artist and curator with specialties in sculptural, institutional and community-based practice. Currently completing a Master of Fine Arts at Sydney College of the Arts USYD, Christie maintains that conflict is most effectively addressed through the representation of failure, humour and absurdity. The extent to which an artwork actively encourages a sense of incongruity will directly relate to its capacity to promote solidarity. Whether manually collecting dust from library archives to obtain the lost knowledge of stolen books in his Babylon Project, or running marathons within arts institutions, the absurd action can often reveal something universal and enduring that compensates for the deficiencies of rigid structures.
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