D.O.T.S.

Door Open Table Set

The Performance Space Gallery: 119 Cleveland Street, Redfern, Sydney.      

 May 31st. -June 10th. 1995

......During this period, as a result of an inspired and generous invitation, Synapse used the gallery area of the Performance Space as a meeting and doing place. Unused to formal spaces, Synapse enacted with a degree of self-consciousness and some self~awareness the pragmatics of it's practice within the premises. The interconnected but open gallery areas daily flexed as: meeting point, gymnasium, office, lounge, conference room, dining room, and intergalactic H.Q..
...... Coffee was served daily, sponsored by Regal Coffee of Bondi Junction. A series of meals, and meetings took place - around the large, functional and symbolic, round table. Meetings and conversations were set up asking the participation of diverse individuals and groups. Formal, erudite and highly charged coffee tastings took place involving individuals of calibre and specificity.
......Subjects of discussion which emerged from all these events included; feral creativity and the built environment, taste discrimination and finesse, communication and the caffeine~culture, thinking patterns and content, working art and working life, new community arts and many others. Participants experienced ready therapy, with the gloves and punching bag, and worked through the kilojoules on the exercyle. Those even more inclined to the culture of the body tackled the barbells for a more precise definition.
...... It was thought that at many levels new connections needed to be made through these discussions new projects have developed, as we seek to effect creative propositions.

We would like to thank the many guests for their generous company,
good humour and conversation, including, Christopher Allen, art critic/art historian, Robin Auld, theatre facilitator, Suzanne Bartos, artist and therapist, Neil Berecry, artist, Gay Bilson, writer and restaurateur, Karilyn Brown, Policy Manager, Community and Cultural Program, Sydney City Council, Michael Boggle, Curator, Historic Houses Trust, Joan Brassil, artist, Richard Byrne, Metronome Cafe, Sue Callaghnan, artist, Elizabeth Campbell, artist and artist's model, Liz Coats, artist, Tony Coleing, artist, Heather Cornish, Marketing Manager, Diane Dacic, actress and journalist, Samantha Donnelly, architect, Megan Elliott, 'surfacing', Margreta Erling, disseminator of information, Julie Ewington, Museum of Contemporary Art, Juliet Fowler-Smith, artist. Tony Fry, Director, EcoDesign Foundation, Anne Gaulton, artist, John Gilles, artist, Andrew Gross, Regal Coffee,

Adrian Hall, artist, Shane Higson, artist, Horst Kiechle, artist, Michael Keighery, Head, Visual Arts, University of Western Sydney, Milperra, Dr. Max Lake, Lake's Folly Vineyards, Peta Landman, Copy Editor, Vogue Entertaining, Robert Lloyd, composer and musician, Diane Losche, anthropologist and art theorist, Ewen McDonald, artist, writer and magazine editor. Alec McGilvray, Ph.D. student. Urban Design program. Faculty of Architecture, Sydney University, Susan McHattie, Marrickville Community Arts, Abby Mellick, writer and curatorial assistant, Norrie Newmark, senior lecturer. University of Technology Sydney, Susan Norrie, artist, Mary Peck, Performance Space House Manager, Belinda Petchell, artist/cartographer, Helen Pynor, artist, Margaret Roberts, artist, Emma Rooney, artist, Macgregor Ross, performance artist/sculptor, Judy Silver, artist and broadcaster, Stephen Sinn S.J., Martin Sims, artist and lecturer, Cameron Tonkin, University of Sydney, David Whelan artist, Art Workers section. Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, Ann-Marie Willis, art theorist and writer, Virginia Wong-See, architect and chef, Hillary Wright, food scientist, University of Western Sydney, Karen Young, student, Sydney College of the Arts.
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