11 March -
1 April 2017
Gertrude Glasshouse44 Glasshouse Rd, Collingwood VIC 3066
Opening: Saturday 11 March, 4-6pm
knitlock hoarders sentinel was a solo project by Gertrude Studio Artist Ry Haskings that used structural forms to explore ideas of control and escape.
Referencing discourse and theory of the late twentieth-century, knitlock hoarders sentinel used the concept of the grid and distorts its uniformity to speculate upon the rules, structures and systems of our contemporary world.
In relationship with the architectural features of Gertrude Glasshouse, Haskings presented large steel grids, each framing pictures. He interfered with traditional and generic forms by skewing the position of these gridded frames in the space. Within these steel frameworks Haskings overlaped images of order and disorder selected through a network-like research methodology, where an image from one event or experience lead onto the next image and so on.
This practice of image-making was also reflected in a video work embedded within the gridded installation, in which the camera tracks three films on three different screens, moving from film to film without any reason or predictability.
Rather than condemning or suggesting an alternative to structural controls, knitlock hoarders sentinel posed a question of the grid by exploring its controlling aspects and testing the flexible points of the geometry and structure that organises contemporary life.