LIMINAL HOUSE - Alex Selenitsch
LIMINAL HOUSE, before & after… - exhibition by Alex Selenitsch, ALKF Gallery, MSD, Melbourne, July 2016.
LIMINAL HOUSE, before & after…
texts drawings objects 2007-2016
MSD, ABP, Melbourne
Duration is everyone’s experience, and for many it is embedded in a culture that has already integrated history, place and social relations. For some – for an increasing number of millions – this is not the case, so that the context for duration and transition has to be makeshift or invented, often in temporary or provisional conditions or states.
These projects arise from thinking about this temporary or provisional state. They do so by finding links between local, sometimes absurdly small experiences, with global, nearly always fraught issues. The projects use the products of architectural practice to present subjects and compositions which standard professional practice tends to avoid. Sometimes a building seems to emerge from the process: but, like the drawings, models and texts which look like architectural documents but are not, in these projects, the building is not a ‘building’…
…Even though liminality can be anchored by the absolutes of dawn and dusk (over which we have no control), in its form as migration, exile, relocation or and displacement, there is an unsettling mixture of control and freedom. Control and freedom are not binaries, but are always co-present. This is the larger matrix from which these works emerge.
Notes taken from the catalogue/book of the exhibition
2017 ATMOSPHERES, George Paton gallery, UMSU, Melbourne.
2017 Road to Bourke, grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane.
2016 LIMINAL HOUSE, before and after…, ALKF Gallery, MSD, University of Melbourne.
2015 Alex Selenitsch: LIFE/TEXT, MOMA Heide, Melbourne.
2014 Fragrance permeates the garments, Wunderlich Gallery, University of Melbourne.
2013 HORIZON, grahame galleries + editions, Brisbane
2013 AGORA: shields, maps & transparencies, Place Gallery, Melbourne
2012 Travel Drawings, Wunderlich Gallery, University of Melbourne.
2012 flotsamandjetsam, Place gallery, Melbourne.
2011 Ideal City, Place Gallery, Melbourne.
2010 Mack’s Stack, Craft Victoria, Melbourne.
2010 Improvisations: blocks and sticks, Place Gallery, Melbourne.
2008 How are things at Home? Geelong Gallery, Geelong.
2008 Line Corrections, Place Gallery, Melbourne.
2018 Power & imagination: conceptual art, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
2018 Sweeney Reed and Strines Gallery, MOMA Heide, Melbourne.
2018 Taking up with Modernism, Delmar gallery, Sydney.
2017 Call of the Avante-Garde, MOMA Heide, Melbourne.
2017 6th ab+mf, Project and Webb Galleries, QCA, Brisbane.
2016 Une histoire du Livre d’artiste…,Université Rennes, France.
2016 ACCA in the City, Melbourne CBD.
2016 WORDS, WORDS, WORDS, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne.
2015 Small Publishers, Danks Street, Waterloo, Sydney.
2014 CON*TRA*PUN*TAL, Danks Street, Waterloo, Sydney.
2014 Concrete Poetry Now, City Library, Melbourne.
2013 The Ongoing Gaga Saga, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2013 LIKE MIKE, Linden Gallery, St. Kilda, Melbourne.
2012 Merchants of War, Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney.
2012 Lessons in History Vol II- democracy, grahame galleries, Brisbane.
2011 Born to Concrete, Heide MOMA, Melbourne.
2010 Constellations, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.
2010 WOOD + cardboard, Wunderlich Gallery, University of Melbourne.
2009 Post, Place Gallery, Melbourne.
2008 A Slip of the Tongue, Nexus Gallery, Lion Arts Centre, Adelaide.
2008 Visual Word, Project Space/Spare Room, RMIT, Melbourne.
2008 Portraits of Artists, Place Gallery, Melbourne.
Selected publications with creative works
Sue Cramer & Leslie Harding. 2017. Call of the Avant-Garde: constructivism and Australian Art. Heide Museum of Modern Art: Melbourne. p102, p156.
Alex Selenitsch. 2016. LIMINAL HOUSE, before & after…texts, drawings, objects 2007-2016. MSD: Melbourne.
Linda Short. 2015. Alex Selenitsch: LIFE/TEXT. Heide Museum of Modern Art: Melbourne.
Alex Selenitsch. 2014. ‘Into Art & Out Again’, in Inflection, Volume 1. Melbourne: MSD. pp18-21.
Alex Selenitsch. 2013. The Book of 3 Times. Melbourne: Codex Australia.
‘Alex Selenitsch, 1946-‘, in Geoffrey Lehman & Robert Gray, eds. 2011. Australian Poetry since 1788. Sydney:UNSW Press. pp767-774.
Alex Selenitsch. ‘Generative Objects’, in Stanislav Roudavski, ed. 2011. MAP: Investigative Designing as an Approach to Architectural Creativity. Melbourne: MSD. pp19-40.
Alex Selenitsch. ‘The Halfway House’, in Jennifer Rutherford & Barbara Holloway, eds. 2010. Halfway House: The Poetics of Australian Spaces. Perth: UWA Publishing, pp 69-87.
Alex Selenitsch. ‘The House of a Missing Family’, in Brent Allpress, ed. 2008. Architectural Design Research, vol 3, number 1. pp57-78.
Dr Alex Selenitsch