Biennial Lab Project: Trade SchoolThe Mechanics Institute brings together the core elements of Dr. Sanné Mestrom and Jamie Hall’s individual practices by addressing three key themes:
1. An interrogation into the process of art-making
2. Questioning notions of authorship
3. Testing notions of value.
TMI’s collaborations – which to date have included artists, peers and interdisciplinary academics across Melbourne’s RMIT, Monash and VCA universities – take the form of creative projects, reading groups, workshops, conversations, writings & diagrams, in-situ studio & gallery critiques and regional & inter-state ‘art camps’