When you spend fifty years of your life waking up to work before dawn, just what are you getting up for? Out In The Open tells the story of a trader’s relationship to the Queen Victoria market. Using stop-motion animation and sound, collaborative duo Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine have created an installation that takes inspiration from interviews with Vic market traders. Animated puppets and miniature models narrate a hidden side of the market and the deep relationship a trader has with the site. The installation deploys storage boxes used by traders, with the artists at a nearby stall recreating and selling the market’s wares in miniature. Ultimately, Knowles and Sowerwine ask audiences to contemplate: what exactly is being sold?Location: A Shed near Queen St extension. Map.Miniature workshop stall (open to all): Tue 18 Oct and Thu 20 Oct, 8am-2pm, Fri 21 Oct and Sat 22 Oct, 8am-3pm, Sun 23 Oct, 9am - 4pmSpecial event: Model-making workshop, Sunday 23 October, 11am-12pmWatch: Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine talk about Out In The Open.Images courtesy the artists and Bryony Jackson.
—CREDITSSound - Byron Scullin & Camilla HannanFoley - Gerry Long & Scott HemingPuppet & Wardrobe - Fiona EdwardsSet - Madeleine GriffithHeart - Victoria MasonColourist - Daniel Stonehouse, CrayonCarpentry - Wade Lovich & Simon MacEwanBox Supply - Danny GelaiExtra hands - Bianka Basic, Rebecca Hayes, Cat Rabbit, Sera Tuitaru, Paula van Beek
Thank youAnna Jeffries, Kristoffer Paulson, Mattt Bags, Jason Patterson, Maureen Watts, Benjamin Portas, James Cecil