Packet Agency

curated by Jesse Birch (Canada)
TCB Gallery
Level 2/12 Waratah Place Melbourne, May 2006
packets contained instructions and art works which were installed by the audience

Hao Guo


Anonymous Yu Okuzono said...

The Packet Agency Opening


3:02 PM  
Anonymous Yifang said...

HaHa Dear Hao,
That was really funny yo!!!
i really love the 傳統相聲 但在這發表你那中文的文章大家看的懂嗎??

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Jesse Birch said...

Hi, this is Jesse Birch, the curator of The Packet Agency. I really appreciate the responses so far, and would love to hear more about how people felt about this show, especially how they engaged (or disengaged) with it. Judging from the photographs I have seen so far it looks like the participants really got into the unpacking of packets. I am really interested in the possibilities of disparate communities interacting through limited means. For me the Packet agency was in some ways intended to be an exercise of translation (of both context and form). A translation that began as packets crossed oceans, and arrived in a place that existed to the artists for the most part in their imaginations. Then in the gallery…I wonder…was the imagination reversed? Walter Benjamin proposes, “No poem is intended for the reader, no picture for the beholder, no symphony for the listener”. Did you packet agency participants (at the TCB end) feel that the work spoke more to you than it might have if you came to the gallery with all of the work already on the walls? If you were just a beholder?

I would also like to send a huge thank you to Lisa Radford and all of the folks at TCB and all Packet Agents both on the sending and receiving ends.


2:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesse Birch is nog niet jarig..

5:45 PM  

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