Collusion Personnel brings together a number of text works by Sydney based artist MP Hopkins.
Using video, sound, drawing objects and photography, Hopkins rejigs, redacts and refocuses the language of social media, politics and advertising in odd ways; political rhetoric is refashioned into dissenting anagrams; targeted advertising is lampooned through altered, out of date fax offers; and the conflicted nature of social media postings are dissolved via a video poem that absorbs the inconsistencies into a chalky abyss.
In conjunction with the exhibition Hopkins will launch a new book of poetry Upright in the Field published by Sydney based imprint Ruin Press.
A reading from the book will occur at the opening of the exhibition on Saturday 5 August 2017.
5 – 8pm 5 August 2017
Suite 7, Level 1, Moonah Centre. Enter from Hopkins St, up the stairs.
5 August – 16 September
Open Saturdays 10 – 4 and by appointment
MP Hopkins is a Sydney based artist working with sound, words and occasionally things in rooms. Hopkins has released recordings through Penultimate Press (UK), Vittelli (UK), Thalamos (GR), Alberts Basement (AU), RIP Society (AU), and Canti Magnetici (IT). He has performed at the NOW now (AU), Avantwhatever Festival (AU), Liquid Architecture (AU), TUSK (UK) and Colour Out of Space (UK), and works as part of the duo ‘Half High’ with Lucy Phelan.
Hopkins has written articles for Runway Experimental Art journal and un Magazine, and his first collection of writing Upright in the Field will be published by Sydeny-based imprint Ruin Press (late 2017). MP has presented mixed media installations at various artist-run and commercial galleries across Australia and abroad such as 55 Sydenham Rd (AU), Firstdraft (AU), Tin Sheds (AU), TCB (AU), Margaret Lawrence Gallery (Au), MCA (AU), Artspace (AU), Gertrude Contemporary (AU), LaSalle College of the Arts (SG), Tiny Creatures (US), COR&P (US), and Turner Gallery (JP).