Jaki Middleton and David Lawrey are a Sydney based collaborative working with kinetic sculptures, video and performance to construct installations that incorporate motion, optical phenomena, miniaturisation and repetition. By appropriating iconic snippets of film and re-staging fragments of photography and history in their work, Jaki and David invite the audience to observe, breakdown and reconfigure familiar narratives.
|Jaki Middleton and David Lawrey, The world's more interesting with you in it, 2009, video sculpture 40x60cm|
|Jaki Middleton and David Lawrey, Time trap, 2015, kinetic sculpture, 150x270x200cm|
While at Gunyah we intend to develop the sculptural elements for a new series of wind-up kinetic artworks that repurpose the mechanics of old gramophones. With a single figure in each surrounded by a domestic scene, the project examines the tension between the common representation of 'the home' as comfort, safety and warmth – with other realities of anxiety, despair and unconscious desire. The series will be exhibited as part of the exhibition 'Dream Machines' at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery later in the year. We are really looking forward to this inclusive residency that will bring three generations of family together, intersecting creative work with contemplative time in nature, shared with our young children (2 and 4 years old) and two grandparents.
- Jaki and David
Jaki Middleton and David Lawrey, Consolidated life, 2009, kinetic sculpture, 270x120x100cm