Artbomb is not your average exhibition. Artbomb: connect + create brings together local artists, our local community and Hurstville Museum & Gallery in a slow release explosion of creativity and artistic expression. This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to meet and collaborate with artists, as they work within our space. Come in and reconnect.
Visitors will have two days to meet performers Keila Terencio and Sudjuice as they perform their piece Best before live in the gallery space of Hurstville Museum & Gallery. Drop by the gallery on Saturday 13 June 2020 between 10.00am – 1.00pm as they install and again on Saturday 27 June 2020 between 11.00 – 11.15am to see them perform their work, Best before.
We were able to ask Keila and Sudjuice a few questions in regard to their practice.
Video work, “a walk”, April 2020.
Can you give us an insight into your artistic processes? Is your work pre-planned or
created intuitively? How long does each artistic piece take to complete?
Keila: It varies a lot, but in general my performance works are very often driven by three
elements: a subject or theme I want to explore; a connection to a physical object;
and body responses, movement, impulses.
As I develop each work these elements come together holistically, sometimes I plan
excitedly how they will match and how each will be introduced to the work, but other times it just happens. I am learning to listen and trust my creative process, and
let the work give me the answers I am searching for.
Sudjuice: My artistic process is mostly intuitive.
Photo by Third Star Photography. Image from “landline” performance at [Dis]Connection Performance Festival as part of Inner West Edge at Scratch Space – August 2019.
Can you explain your technique as an artist and what you explore through your
Keila: I come from a physical theatre background, and I absolutely love puppetry and storytelling, so I consider them part of my artistic “tool box”. Also, after I finished my theatre degree and started working as a performer in my hometown in Brazil, I began to think more about my body vocabulary and the techniques it holds from these years of learning and studies. Viewpoints, Commedia Del Art, Laban and other movement-based schools are some of the practices that have never really left me. I am constantly exploring new ways of expression.
Sudjuice: My artist technique ranges from contour line drawing, to abstraction art and
installations, I explore themes of Western Sydney Culture, Buddhism and
Do you keep some kind of diary for inspiration? Or a collection of images, film clips,
etc for inspiration?
Keila: Yes indeed! I have piles and piles of notebooks with ideas, thoughts, stories, bits and pieces of inspiration…
Recently I have been writing “morning pages” everyday, and trying to use
unconscious writing as part of the process when I collaborate with other artists in
response to their works.
Sudjuice: No, all flow in the moment.
Who are your favourite artists/ performers/ writers/ etc? Who do you draw
Keila: I admire SO MANY artists. To mention a few, I particularly applaud the works of Vik Muniz, Christian Thompson, Valie Export, Marina Abramovic, Grayson Perry, Guan
I also love silent films, especially Charlie Chaplin, his movies and music composition
have been for many years part of my “I want to be like that when I grow up!”.
Sudjuice: I have favourite artists but I don’t necessarily draw inspiration from them now, maybe in high school I did? For your more famous guys it would be George Gittoes, Francis Bacon, Keith Herring, Basquiat etc. Lesser known (in comparison) artists Carl Krull, Ben Quilty & David Altmejd.
Artbomb will be on display at Hurstville Museum & Gallery from 9 June – 26 July 2020.