Intergalactic Plasma: a way back to go forward is an installation of silk sculpture that encourages the public to consider gender-diversity, Indigenous activism, and feminist philosophies and its beneficial impact on contemporary society. The name Intergalactic Plasma draws from scientific research that lightning (energy as plasma) forms from cosmic rays entering the Earth’s atmosphere, which originate in the supernovae explosions of dying stars in intergalactic space.
When asked by a journalist whether they were the ‘AC’ or the ‘DC’, Bon Scott replied:
“Neither, I’m the lightning flash in the middle.”
The Artist Bon Mott interprets Bon Scott’s answer as a self-identification of the lightning flash and a state of liminality within the band’s logo (AC/DC). 2020 marks the 40th anniversary of Bon Scott’s death 5 Days after Valentine’s Day.
Intergalactic Plasma: a way back to go forward is an exhibition that engages the public through social discourse, reflection, and social inclusion regarding attitudes and philosophies collaborating with artists who identify as non-binary and gender diverse.
The images of the following Melbourne Artists are printed on high-quality silk to transform static, 2D images into dynamic 3D artworks activated by movement of other people walking past.
The funds will be allocated towards the following main areas:
- Project and Production Costs
Materials, installation, printing, publicity, Artist fees, choreography, location hire
- Welcome to Country
Carolyn Briggs, Boon Wurrung Elder
- Ideation development and project management
Photography, digital file handling and printing
List of Artists:
/ Karen Casey / Nic Diprose / Callan Hales / Spenser Lai / Nunzio Madden / Jack Mannix / Sean Miles / Bon Mott / Alexander Powers / Leisa Prowd & Tsuki / Rowan Oliver / Campbell Rothnie / Stelarc / Adam Studarty / Karina Utumo / Penelope Trotter / Bella Waru /
Intergalactic Plasma: a way back to go forward is presented as part of Yarra City Council’s exhibition program at Richmond Town Hall, Fitzroy Library and Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library.
For further details visit Yarra City Arts: arts.yarracity.vic.gov.au
- N’arweet Carolyn Briggs, Boon Wurrung Elder
- Councillor Misha Coleman, Mayor, City of Yarra
- Dr Duane Hamacher, Associate Professor of Cultural Astronomy, The University of Melbourne
- Sean Miles, Artist
- Tantalus Media
- Arts Access Victoria
- Yarra Libraries
- 2SP Second Space Projects