Tamsyn Challenger : Monoculture – Collaboration

Experiments in collaboration with Tereza Buskova and Matthew Cowan
28 June – 30 November 2012
Special Events

Monoculture Launch: Friday 29 June, 6-8.30pm as part of June LAST Fridays

Tereza Buskova & Matthew Cowan: Experiments in Ritual Screening: Friday 30 November 2012, 6-8.30pm as part of November LAST Fridays

Monoculture is a new, collaborative project conceived by Tamsyn Challenger to focus on the homogenised nature of global culture and to explore alternatives. Working with Tereza Buskova and Matthew Cowan, who work variously with aspects of folklore, the collaborative aim is to ‘infect’ each other’s practise over a six-month period to develop the core concept.

Looking at traditional ritual and its relationship to homogenity, a series of investigations builds towards a new body of work embracing themes of habitual performance, viral infiltration and feminine identity. The research initially plays out on Beaconsfield’s FlatScreens 1 and 2.

Tamsyn Challenger takes up residency with Beaconsfield between June 2012 and February 2013 – as a continuation of Beaconsfield’s TestBed series – leading to an exhibition. Click here for more information on the project Monoculture.

Follow Monoculture on Twitter @monoculture_me .

TestBed signals our role as a mentoring organisation, demonstrates our function as an incubator and generates visual/digital technology commissions tied to residencies.

Image: Tamsyn Challenger, Tamsynette year 1, 2010, image courtesy the artist