A Constructed World

A Constructed World have an expansive project that incorporates different modes of presentation and address. They have ongoing works such asExplaining contemporary art to live eels, The Social Contract and Hobbes Opera. At times they have formed groups, such as Speech and What Archive, working with artists, curators, writers, an art historian and a philosopher to make transmissions that incorporates speech, conversation, philosophical texts, music and singing. In April 2018 they will launch the first monographic, bilingual, book of their writings, published by éditionMix and Telephone Publishing, Paris and Melbourne. In fourty plus texts A Constructed World disucss the subject matter of their work, other artists work and subjects that seemed precient and in need of discussion at the time. For ten years they produced Artfan magazine, their first foray into publishing, followed by the web magazine SPEECH, and also the publications of Speech and What Archive. They have developed ongoing working relationships with curators that have expand into durational modes of presentation, such as their one-year program of installations and performances at CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, curated by Charlotte Laubard, a series of performances at La Panacée, Center for Contemporary Culture, Montpellier, presented over four months, curated by Sébastien Pluot. With Etienne Bernard they organised the exhibition Speech Objects at the Musée de l'Objet, Blois, inviting numerous artists and curators to participate in a changing six-month pogram, ending with a banquet work for sixty participants by Fabien Vallos and Jérémie Gaulin. A Constructed World's work concerns itself with not-knowing as a shared space, transmission, translation and satisfaction without delay. During their first survey exhibition, at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Melbourne, they proposed the series Change Forums, inviting more than thirty guest speakers to discuss the topics — Collectivity, Losers and Failure, Publishing Without Publishers, The Changing Audience For Contemporary Art and Politics and Art. A Constructed World have had survey exhibitions at Museo d'Arte Contemporania, Villa Croce, Genova, the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne and CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux. They have been commissioned to make performances for solo exhibitions at Cneai, Pantin, Paris, Spring Workshop, Hong Kong, La Panacée Centre de Culture Contemporaine, Montpellier, Art Space, Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims and Paola Pivi's GRRR JAMMING SQUEEK, Sculpture International, Rotterdam. Their work has been shown in group exhibitions at Witte de With, Rotterdam, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NUS Centre for the Arts, Singapore and Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin. Website