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TCotA Arts Forum | James Geurts


TCotA Forum is a public program of the Tasmanian College of the Arts

Start Date

19 Aug 2016 12:30 pm

End Date

19 Aug 2016 1:30 pm


Dechaineux Lecture Theatre

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TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public.

James Geurts

James Geurts produces site and time-based projects, which focus on the dynamics of physical forces and fields, and the influence these have on perception. Geurts’ practice locates ‘paradigms of measurement’ and ‘psychogeographic methods’ as they have unfolded over extended periods of field research. He explores these relations in geographic and conceptual forms, how we fathom a tide, an axis of a rotating earth, or the phenomenon of a horizon.  Geurts explores these features using processes ranging from public sculpture, drawing, installation, video, photography and living monochromes.

Exhibitions include: White Cube, London; GEMAK, Den Haag Netherlands; Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Israel; Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art; La Chambre Blanche, Quebec; and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. Geurts has received the 2016 Georges Mora Fellowship, and is represented by: GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide/Berlin, and Contemporary Art Society, London.

In his Art Forum presentation, James will draw out the geographical and conceptual projects relating to his current public sculpture project in development, ‘Void of a River’, supported by GASP (Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park), the Cavitation Research Laboratory at the AMC (Australian Marine College), UTAS and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Image credit: Aperture f-1.2 Shallow Inlet, courtesy of the artist.

TCotA Forum is a weekly series of free public lectures held at the Tasmanian College of the Arts (Hunter St) during the semester. TCotA Forum welcomes all students and members of the public, providing a unique opportunity to hear local, national and international visiting scholars and presenters from diverse sectors of the arts discuss their area of professional practice.