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Tim Knowles Artist Talk

Palimpsest at La Trobe lecture series
Co-Presented by the CCA |Centre for Creative Arts and LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art

Tim Knowles Artist Talk

Tim Knowles is a young UK artist whose work conveys such clarity and delicacy that he has been selected in recent years to show alongside artists such as William Kentridge, Marina Ambramovitch, Hamish Fulton, Francis Alys and Richard Long.

Tim Knowles is a young UK artist whose work conveys such clarity and delicacy that he has been selected in recent years to show alongside artists such as William Kentridge, Marina Ambramovitch, Hamish Fulton, Francis Alys and Richard Long.

During Mildura Palimpsest Knowles proposes to make a new walking work which will both capture and portray the landscape and his journey through it. This piece follows on from the Kielder Forest Walk, in which Knowles attempted to walk in a straight line through the forest for eight hours. The walk resulted in an eight hour film and a series of large scale prints which capture his journey through the forest. This work will be the basis of Knowles lecture and dicussion around his practice.

Knowles has adopted a number of different systems, strategies or mechanisms in order to direct his walking works, whether directed by the wind, followings the path of greatest incline like water running downhill or attempting to walk in a straight line. Recorded in different ways these walking pieces always reveal the landscape and capture the process of moving through it, in a similar way to his Spy Box / Post Box works which recorded a parcels journey through the postal system in a sequence of thou- sands of images.

Chance is crucial to Tim Knowles’ work, which is generated by apparatus, mechanisms, systems and processes beyond the art- ist’s control. Akin to scientific experimentation a situation is engineered in which the outcome is unpredictable, directed by the external forces. These operations or performances seek to reveal the invisible forces in the world around us and investigate the nature of hidden systems. Whether it is the artist himself walking for days guided solely by the wind mapping his route to reveal the winds path through a specific landscape, the movements of a parcel through the postal system, or the intricate movement of a hundred weeping willow branches each with a pen attached to its tip, drawing as it is blown by the wind.

Date / venue: 10am Tuesday October 8th, Agora Theatre, La Trobe Bundoora

For further information on Palimpsest at Latrobe please contact:
Isabella Holding, Public Programs Officer, LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art on 03 9479 2111 or I.Holding(at)atrobe.edu.au

For further information about Mildura Palimpsest #9 please visit artsmildura.com.au

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