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Panopticon III - Garden of Earthly Delights

DARK MOFO       University of Tasmania

Design: Kyle Fitzpatrick, Liam Kenna, Ella Lim, Ezara Ortiz, and Shaleen Shajith.

Hieronymus Bosch’s grand allegory of indulgence, sin, revelry and apocalypse, reimagined by art, music, theatre and media students from the University of Tasmania’s School of Creative Arts and Media.

Friday 14 — Sunday 16 June
Friday 21 — Sunday 23 June
6 — 10pm
Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street


Panopticon III: The Garden of Earthly Delights featured twelve installations by Art, Music and Theatre and Performance students from the University of Tasmania. Each space was visible from the ground floor windows of the Centre for the Arts and showcased live artworks responding to Hieronymus Bosch’s grand allegory of indulgence, sin, revelry and apocalypse.

Presented by Dark Mofo and the University of Tasmania.
Curated by John Vella in collaboration with Asher Warren and Nick Haywood.

Panopticon III | Dark Mofo 2019, YouTube video

cell i: the earth of trash

Through the production of packaging and waste materials, the earth loses more natural resources. By using commonly discarded trash, we'll be creating a forest that continuously grows, trying to rebuild what we once had.

Artists: Chen Huang, Rachael Soo, Hayley Strutt

cell ii: the other feast

Colonialism, capitalism and patriarchal power structures create an Eden for some and a hell for others.

This work explores the artist’s experience of brownness and womanhood in Australia. Through offering her body and traditional exports from her ancestral homeland, Sri Lanka, she considers the boundaries between desire and consumption, assimilation and erasure.

Artists: Rebecca Mitchell, Chen Huang

cell iii: synesthetic symbols

Colonialism, capitalism and patriarchal power structures create an Eden for some and a hell for others.

Project. Observe. Contemplate. Suggest. Reflect. Translate. Interpret. Resolve. Engage. Refine. Predict. Exchange. Review. Interact. Relate. Reinterpret. Repeat.

Artists: Mark Buckland, Risa Ray

cell iv: the gaia principle

The Gaia Principle proposes that living organisms interact with their inorganic surroundings to form a synergistic and self-regulating system that helps to maintain and perpetuate the conditions for life on the planet.

Artists: Holly Greaves, Johanna Beitsch

cell v: flowers of the worlds gardens

Earthy and Delightful, flowers are nature’s artwork filling the worlds gardens with colour and purity. The artists aim to create hundreds of flowers with various designs, filling the space with vibrant colours and beautifully crafted paper art with a quantity that will shock the audience.

Artists: Lilly Amos, Josephine Christensen, Holly Gregg, Bryce Schreuder

cell vii: sin space

Contained within these walls, the rituals of both the mundane and the sinful are performed, engaging in a sadistic exploration of greed, vanity and pain. The room compares both the constructive rituals performed daily with the devious rituals performed in secret.

Artists: Jordan Flynn, Skye Smith, Henry Watson

cell viii: we make great pets

‘We Make Great Pets’ shows hidden violence in ordinary actions and behaviours. This encounter aims to provide the audience with an experience that uses innocuous materials like children’s toys to bastardise the connotations of everyday life and the aesthetics we rely on. The exhibition blends many objects and metaphors to establish an understanding of the abilities and effects of human conduct.

Artists: Leonie Agius, Lilly Amos, Clara Martin, Amber Miller, Bryce Schreuder

cell ix: the feeding

It is a world of excess - a world where Corporate Feeders feed and brainwashed Consumers consume. It is your world.

Artists: Jacob Adams, Gaige Dracoulis, Michelle Dracoulis, Angel Fitzpatrick, Sarsha Foran.

cell x: creation of the earth

An abstract exploration into the myth of human life. A durational work that questions; how did anything come to be?

Artists: Anna Barber, Josephine Christiensen, Shawna Collins, Tansy Gorman, Lauren Neal, Hamish Pickford, Amelia Pond, Thomas Wadley, Hamish Wooders

cell xi: live drawing no i

In this performance you will find 3 artists drawing in response to an individual panel of the famous Bosch triptych “The Garden of Earthly Delights”. They are also listening to music that resonates with the mood of the panel they are immersed in. The sounds you hear are an amalgamation of the three soundtracks the artists are listening to, from the serene to the debaucherous and brutal.

Artists: Harrison Bowe, Tim Coad, Corinna Howell, Maggie Jeffries, George Kennedy, Colin Schildhauer, Courtney Simpson, Matthew Willes

cell xii: regeneration

A response to the recent bushfires in Tasmania. Regeneration is a reference to Hieronymus Bosch’s third panel in his Garden of Earthly Delights triptych - Hell. This work represents paradise lost through the use of light and shadow. Demonstrating how our actions cause a ripple effect on the environment and encouraging working together to achieve regeneration

Artists: Rachael Soo, Hayley Strutt

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