Inside the Parasite

Richard Goodwin

Exhibition Dates
3 - 26 November 2005

For his project, Inside the Parasite, Richard Goodwin will construct a 'parasite' in the driveway of Artspace, which he will inhabit and utilise as the control station of a game.

Overview

For some years Richard Goodwin's practice has sought to understand the body in relation to architecture. The translation of these ideas to the scale of architecture involves the attachment of structures to buildings.

 

Goodwin currently holds an ARC Discovery Grant for research into the definition of public space within the CBD of Sydney. In particular, the research questions the boundaries of public and private space within buildings. This research seeks to draw the distinction between porous and impervious building edges and the effects of increased 'porosity' on the social construction of the city.

 

For his project, Inside the Parasite, Richard Goodwin will construct a 'parasite' in the driveway of Artspace, which he will inhabit and utilise as the control station of a game.

 

Telephone messages with live video images and photographs will be relayed to the parasite, and then to the gallery projection, from spaces inside buildings in the city which are being studied as part of the 'porosity' research.

 

Visitors to Artspace will enter an exhibition room space in which one wall is devoted to digital projection. This projection comprises images of the interior of the parasite and relayed telephone images from within buildings in the city (live and recorded).

 

Richard Goodwin, 'Inside the Parasite', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2005