'A Sixth Column Is A Public Column'
Wrong Solo and Chantal Fraser
17 August 2019
As an extension of Wrong Solo’s new work Five Columns, the artists have invited Chantal Fraser to participate in A Sixth Column Is A Public Column. Gallery visitors are invited to witness Wrong Solo (Agatha Gothe-Snape and Brian Fuata) and Fraser as they work together in the gallery throughout the day, culminating in a 10-minute performance at 4pm sharp.
Five Columns, is a five-channel video installation, presenting fragments of performed durational improvisations. The filmed performances were originally devised as a five-day workshop; with each day dedicated to a different collaborator or ‘column’. Gothe-Snape and Fuata invited each column to come with an ‘impulse’, used to co-create a situation. The resulting work draws on documentation captured strictly between 4.00 and 4.10pm.
Be sure to arrive by 3.45pm for a 4pm start.
About the work:
“In reflecting upon our practice, we wanted to directly address the soft yet potent relations that continue to shape us. The columns is a project that attempts to make these soft relations visible and even tangible. Through a process of reflection, conversation and practice—talanoa—we hope to draw something out that describes the unique quality of this soft relation, and points to something broader about the complexity and confusion of collaboration.”—Wrong Solo
Chantal Fraser is an interdisciplinary artist interested in the binary and ternary connotations of adornment and silhouette when presented in varying artistic contexts. Her work questions reader relevance by subverting the perpetual cultural and anthropological interpretations of the objects made.
Agatha Gothe-Snape is based in Sydney. Solo exhibitions include OH WINDOW, MAM Project 23, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, (2017); Rhetorical Chorus, Performance Space, Sydney (2017), and Performa, New York (2015); Inexhaustible Present, AGNSW, Sydney (2013); Late Sculpture, The Commercial Gallery, Sydney (2013); and You and everything that is not you, The Physics Room, Christchurch (2013). Her work has been included in group exhibitions internationally and nationally, including the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2018); Tarrawarra Biennale (2018); Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (2017); The National: New Australian Art, AGNSW, Carriageworks, and MCA Australia, Sydney (2017); 20th Biennale of Sydney, various locations (2016); Framed Movements, ACCA, Melbourne (2014); Art as a Verb, MUMA, Melbourne (2014); 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin (2014); and Melbourne Now, NGV, Melbourne (2013).
Agatha Gothe-Snape is represented by The Commercial, Sydney.
Wrong Solo is the collaboration of Brian Fuata and Agatha Gothe-Snape. They have exhibited and performed internationally at the Gwangju Biennale (2018), and Performa, New York (2015); and nationally at Gertrude Contemporary (2017), Horsham Regional Gallery (2017), Tarrawarra Biennial: Endless Circulation, Tarrawarra Museum of Art (2016), The Museum of Contemporary Art (2010), and Campbelltown Arts Centre (2009). They have also performed in lecture theatres, domestic spaces, and skate parks.