ARTIST: Ash Coates
SITE 13: Back Alley Sally's
GUIDED WALK: The Walk of Resistance - 25th of Aug
Mycolinguistics (Rubico-Sterolosis or Oneness) is just as much a representation of our external environment and the impact of a technologically developing world, as it is a representation of the cells and internal workings of the human body and the impact of nano technologies on its development.
It is an exploration of both real and fictional communication networks from within these environments and the symbiotic relationships that plants, mycelium (fungi) and bacteria utilise to carry messages and nutrients throughout the forest and the human body.
The relationship between the body, our environment and the unification of different ecosystems within these parallel worlds, are major themes within my work.
Transformations, energy fluctuations, transmigration of cells and microorganisms form the shapes, composition and psychedelic tones within my work. Mycolinguistics provides a platform for the audience to make connections between their environment and the human body, giving a sense of synthesis and oneness.
Ash Coates is an Artist and the creator of the Mycolinguistics animation project. He has completed a Bachelor degree with Honours in visual art and has exhibited nationally and internationally.
Ash has had solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Ballarat, Edinburgh (Scotland), Kofu City (Japan) and exhibited his animations at the Kofu City International Art Festival (Japan) and Beams Art Festival (Chippendale, Sydney). He has also been the recipient of a number of awards and grants, including receiving the Ballarat Arts Foundation’s Project Assistants Grant, the People’s Choice Award at the ANL Maritime Art Awards and residencies with WASPS studios in Edinburgh and Fife Scotland and also with AIRY Kofu in Kofu City Japan.
He is currently living and working in Melbourne and has a studio at Schoolhouse Studios Collingwood.
ARTISTS: Art Life crew as part of Footscray Community Arts Centre with Mito Elias
SITE 26: Railway Reserve
GUIDED WALK: Nicholson St Combo - 19th of Aug
SITE 25: The Line
EVENT: West Projections Launch Party - 12th of August 6-9pm
BIO: Jade Burstall's art practice enlists a broad range of hybrid media including experimental animation, videoart, photography, and live interactive video performance (VJ). She also creates audio-visual sensory experiences, creating immersive environments and installation art, both in galleries and public spaces.