Alex Gawronski - Blizzard
18 July - 11 August 2001
Sydney based artist and writer Alex Gawronski is one
of the co-founders and administrators of artist run
space Blaugrau, a year long project dedicated to promoting
work which is 'explorative, experimental, multi-dimensional,
political, playful and open-ended'.
Blizzard, Alex's work for Kiosk, draws on pun and play
in a work which separates the visual aspect of sound
from it's aural manifestion. From outside we hear a
blizzard endlessly echoing from within the KIOSK, and
inside the kiosk itself we see the imagery of the blizzard.
Ironically this sound is as familiar to us from cinema
and sound-effect recordings as it is from the experience
of actual weather. In this instance KIOSK becomes a
type of enclosed and artificial micro-climate playfully
'imitating,' precluding or sharply contrasing with prevailing
Through the windows of Kiosk we view a series of speakers
arranged formally in organic formations as though they
were the end result of a naturally occuring corrosive
process. The speakers themselves are silent yet we 'read'
the sound of the blizzard as if it were isssuing directly
Alex Gawronski's exhibition in Kiosk is part of The
Physics Room curated series.