11 November 2023

Artist’s Syllabus: Cats Like Plain Crisps

Blindside Gallery, Nicholas Building, 7/37 Swanston St


Join Melbourne Art Library, Blindside and multidisciplinary collective Cats Like Plain Crisps for a discussion with the artists inspired by a reading by Carolee Schneemann. We'll be discussing two texts by Carolee Schneemann: 'Of Cats, Dreams and Interior Knowledge' (1989) and 'From More than Meat Joy' (excerpts published in 'Happenings and Other Acts', ed. Mariellen Sandford, 1995).

Carolee Schneemann’s Cats is the inaugural exhibition of the international collective Cats Like Plain Crisps—whose members’ practices include visual art, sound art, filmmaking, performance, and writing—and explores the potential of the feral lurking within the domestic. Borrowed from an old piece of graffiti, the group’s name encapsulates some of their concerns: public art, fieldwork, objets trouvés, and text/writing. It also speaks to a posthuman and ecofeminist orientation as well as a playful, inclusive creative approach.

Members include Yang Yeung, Hong Kong; Shauna Laurel Jones US/Iceland/UK; Viv Corringham, UK/US; Roseanne Bartley, NZ/Australia: Johanna Hällsten Sweden/UK; Iris Garrelfs, Germany/UK and Cath Clover, UK/Australia.

Supported by City of Melbourne Arts Grants and Michael Robertson.


12pm-5pm, Thursday-Sunday

Melbourne Art Library, Naarm
Testing Grounds Emporium,
438 Queen St,
Naarm / Melbourne VIC 3000
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