23 May - 25 June 2006
The world is full of remains that have not disappeared, and full of untraceable histories. Such histories permeate the public domain in the guise of monuments, the water fountain is one such monument. Intrigued by the design of two fountain sites in Melbourne and Bergen, which feature the form of a young naked boy, crying, as the centre piece, who is being sprayed by water ejected from an animal’s mouth, Forbes began to explore their history. Unable to uncover the story behind this terrified boy, who seems victimised by ‘nature’, Forbes began her own study.
MORSE operates as a column of time, as a replication of a mutual public domain - bringing together a jumble of seemingly independent objects that strive to co-exist but end up combusting due to their inclusion. The Kiosk’s mimicking of other forms of display culture - from the museum to the shop front - makes it the perfect site for Forbes’ hot-house homage.
Kylie Forbes is a Melbourne-based artist. Recent exhibitions include: not to be confused with the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (with Helen Johnson), CLUBSproject Inc, Melbourne; lamb, Bills’ bored, Melbourne; last week, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne; yet to be confirmed, Round-a-bout, Dale; Theres a Hole in The Bucket, CLUBSproject Inc, Melbourne; #XDV. PhreeBitcrop (with Kate Donovan), FreeBit Flows Conference Semperdepot, Prospekthof Vienna.
Reviews, Essays & Articles
Arts, Canta, Issue 13, 7 June 2006