This sculpture is from a series of sculptures made by Freakley and they have become gateways into approximately 400 international interactions. Privacy agreement forms must be signed before entering into these interactions. Previously audience members have been approached and offered certain things depending on how long they view the sculpture and how their face changes looking at it. This sculpture today, is just a sculpture. Nobody will offer you anything if you look at it for any amount of time today. It is by itself. Apologies.
Danielle Freakley is a Victorian based multidisciplinary artist working in performance, social practice, interactive systems and sculpture. The artist states her works can distort social communication and relationships, exposing historical and lurking private projection and subtexts in day to day life.
From 2010-2013 Freakley performed her highly acclaimed and publicised The Quote Generator project, a mission in which the artist committed to learning and absorbing statements and quotes from daily life and only speaking in these learned quotes which she instantaneously references. The epic performance was taken around the world as the artist attempted to deliver a human library of spoken references whilst causing her audience to question the consequences of programmed communication.
Freakley’s performances and sculptural practice has been exhibited around the world including the Tate Museum, Liverpool, UK; Perth Institute of Contemporary Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; PERFORMA Performance Biennial of New York; National Gallery of Victoria; Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; and Starkwhite Gallery, New Zealand.
Special Mention; Finalist
Judges of the 2018 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Michael Lynch AO CBE (Australian Arts administrator, former Director of Sydney Opera House and former CEO of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Hong Kong) and Amanda Love (Director Loveart, independent Art Advisory).
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