Sean Peoples and Jacky Connolly at Bus Projects

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Artists: Sean Peoples and Jacky Connolly

Exhibition title: COUNTRY HOME IDEAS

Venue: Bus Projects, Melbourne, Australia

Date: September 28, 2015 – October 15, 2016

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Bus Projects

“Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.” – Tad Williams

“And when the day arrives I’ll become the sky and I’ll become the sea and the sea will come to kiss me for I am going home. Nothing can stop me now.” – Trent Reznor

“Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.” – Dalai Lama

In Country Home Ideas, Jacky Connolly and Sean Peoples present a series of architectonic informed sculptural and video work which explore the notion of the home – where the flux between the concrete worlds of architecture, interiors and decor bleed into the psychological worlds of feeling, memories and dreams. Home is a mind, a body, a house, a nation. The foundations of these homes can become unstable – a sanctuary can just as easily become a prison. Human experience presents itself as a composite of internal and external realities, where the architecture of the home and the ways in which we decorate and fashion it both reflect and inform reality.

Sean Peoples (b. 1986) lives and works in Melbourne. Key solo and group shows include ‘Sorting Demon’ at Gertrude Contemporary 2015, ‘Primavera 2014’ at Museum of Contemporary Art 2014 and ‘Channel G’ at West Space 2013. Sean is one half of The Telepathy Project, a collaboration formed in 2005 with artist Veronica Kent. Together they have undertaken an Australian Council for the Arts Barcelona residency, Last Ship residency in Mumbai, and a Bundanon Trust residency. Recent Telepathy Project exhibitions and performances have been held for MONA’s Dark Mofo festival, Hobart, Tasmania, 2015, Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013–14, and Whisper in my mask, TarraWarra Biennial, the TarraWarra Museum of Art, Victoria, 2014. Peoples is represented by STATION, Melbourne.

Jacky Connolly (b. 1990, Lower Hudson Valley, NY) lives and works in New York. Connolly’s film works are indebted to cinematic and literary genre influences, as well as an innovative use of machinima technique for imaginative world-making and storytelling. She recently completed ‘Hudson Valley Ruins’ (2016), a 30-minute machinima film created in a life simulation computer game. The film will be screened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905–2016,’ opening October 28th, 2016.

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Sean Peoples, Born & Bread, 2016, salvaged wood, PVC piping, bread, threaded rod, rope, modified found objects, 3D printed plastic, 94 x 28 x 67cm

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Sean Peoples, What I Love Most about My Home is Who I Share it With, 2016, salvaged wood, PVC piping, modified found objects, 3D printed plastic, 80 x 56 x 50cm

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Sean Peoples, Irrational – Non-cartesian – Emotional, 2016, found branches and garden debris, doll furniture, water piping, 3D printed plastic, chicken bones, 70 X 120 X 150cm

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Sean Peoples, Irrational – Non-cartesian – Emotional, 2016, found branches and garden debris, doll furniture, water piping, 3D printed plastic, chicken bones, 70 X 120 X 150cm (detail)

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Sean Peoples, Listen to my heartbeat, 2016, MDF, PVC piping, 3D printed plastic, vinyl, acetate, 80 x 60 x 44cm

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Jacky Connolly, Basement Puzzles / Rune Rooms, 2014

Jacky Connolly, Basement Puzzles / Rune Rooms, 2014

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Jacky Connolly, Basement Puzzles / Rune Rooms, 2014 (video still)

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Jacky Connolly, Basement Puzzles / Rune Rooms, 2014 (video still)

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Jacky Connolly, Basement Puzzles / Rune Rooms, 2014 (video still)

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Jacky Connolly, Basement Puzzles / Rune Rooms, 2014 (video still)

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Jacky Connolly, Basement Puzzles / Rune Rooms, 2014 (video still)

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Jacky Connolly, Basement Puzzles / Rune Rooms, 2014 (video still)

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Jacky Connolly, Basement Puzzles / Rune Rooms, 2014 (video still)

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Jacky Connolly, Basement Puzzles / Rune Rooms, 2014 (video still)

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Jacky Connolly, Basement Puzzles / Rune Rooms, 2014 (video still)

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