MICHAEL G.F. PRIOR
30 Sept 2015—17 Oct 2015
Impractical Furniture is a new collection of works that compose motion, sound and light. Like a living room furnished with misconceived Autoprogettazione, the appearance of each component suggests some familiar utility without ever disclosing a clear function. This is an autonomous furniture, free to play. Applying aleatoric method to materials, objects are activated to create a network of rhythmic gestures and phasing relationships. The sculptural device is a lens with which focus on the forces at play, which are themselves without form: inertia, magnetic attraction, gravity, distortion and refraction. In this organised transference of energy there are actions and reactions, causes and consequences.
Michael G.F. Prior graduated from RMIT Media Arts in 2005 where he studied sound. His last two solo exhibitions were Discussion Model, Gallery 9, Darlinghurst 2015 and Elastic Organum, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen 2014. In 2014 he was shortlisted for ACMI’s Ian Potter Moving Image Commission and won the Incinerator Award: Art for Social Change for work in keeping with the ideals of Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin. He is currently making his first permanent outdoor works in collaboration with students of the Nepean Special School in Seaford, Victoria