As part of the Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab, The Mechanics Institute are running a series of workshops that allow participants to examine the values placed not only on market trade but on the trade of knowledge.
Workshop with: Betra Fraval with Dr Joeri Mol, Dr Antonia Pont, Professor Graham Sewell , AKA ‘DJ Buddy Love’ (PBS Radio), Dr Miya Tokumitsu, Dr Gerhard
Beyond the Market: Alternate Possibilities for Valuing Art
In our creative workshop we would like to recreate the three 'types' of society by asking our audience to enact a society in which one particular mode of evaluation is dominant and subsequently enact another society based on another mode of evaluation. Participants will experience how different types of evaluation affect how we assemble ourselves as a society. We will make use of artworks that are representative of the three different eras as sense-making devices of how societies have been ordered through different modes of evaluation. This will be accompanied by music stemming from each era that will be indicative of each mode of evaluation and this music will be played by DJ Buddy Love (PBS Radio).
Participants please meet at the Biennial Lab Hub, 145 Victoria St, Melbourne you will then be taken to the workshop location within the Market.