The construction of public buildings such as stadia, the occasional opera house and town halls hark back to architectures' original ritual purposes. The scale and often, distinct decorative qualities of these monumental edifice play into nationalist pride with technical skill and innovation.
According to philosopher, David Hume, 'the hand is the window on to the mind'. Garth Knight's knotted rope structures are an exploration of contemporary philosophy's most vexed question - what is consciousness. Offered as a durational foyer performance, Knight challenges individuals to participate in the work, becoming suspended in a collaborative expression and experience of introspection.
Life,” wrote Emily Dickinson, “is a spell so exquisite, everything conspires to break it.” But poetry remembers the divine comedy of it all, the treacherous, tenuous miracle of each moment; Poetry recasts life’s spell over us.
These soft bombs for the soul are ignited by one of Australia's most awarded poets, Mark Tredinnick.
Realise the power of language to shape the future as you settle into the inner life a some of history's most salient sentences. Explore why the sentence is so lasting. Consider its maker, their location in time, their motivations and intentions. More still, explore its component parts - it's rhythm and intonation, it's grammatical structure and syntax. What does it mean? What is the big idea and why has it come to become so valuable?