Celebrate the opening of ACAB collective’s new installation Deep Time Derby with an otherwordly performance by local artist and musician JEM (Lauren Abineri).
ACAB collective (Zinzi Kennedy and Ben Johanson) are graduates from Monash University and based in Melbourne. Together they produce installations and sculptures that manipulate light whilst reinventing everyday materials. ACAB was recently showcased in a dLux Media Art even (Is This Art?) are part of the Spectrum Now Festival 2016, in the odradekAEAF at the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide 2015 and SafARI festival 2014. Their work has been won the Cooks River Alliance Small Sculpture Award as part of the GreenWay Art Prize 2015, second place in Sculpture in the Vineyards 2014 and the People’s Choice Award as part of the Substation Art Prize 2012.
Lauren Abineri is an emerging artist/writer/musician. Her arts practice currently revolves around on her hyperfemme alter-ego, JEM, taking on performance, experimental music and installation as ways of creating a space for the alterego to occur. Examining this alter-ego through a cyborg feminist lens, and in lieu of holographic technology, she imagines the alter-ego as technology and the consequences of putting it under different constraints within different mediums. She has exhibited at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Format, Paper Mountain (WA) and Trocadero (VIC).