The Communication Project is an experiment crossing the borders of art, performance, collaboration and research. The project operates through a workshop format. During the workshops, between up to nine unvetted volunteers work together to decide upon a message in response to the theme "a message to the world today", and then to create an artwork which communicates their message. The project is constantly evolving in response to the successes (and failures) of the workshops.
For the month of August 2013 the Communication Project was in action at Top Shelf Gallery, Melbourne. Workshops were open to the public, at no cost, with seven workshops available each week over Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each workshop lasted for one hour, with refreshments offered at the end. For the outcome please refer to the blog.
For the exhibition at Light & Wire, workshops were conducted on Skype, as one-on-one conversations between the artist and a participant. The resulting messages were exhibited online at Light & Wire, 28 May - 19 June 2013.
An archive of the online exhibition is available at Light & Wire Gallery.