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Melbourne in Glasgow / Laresa Kosloff

'The Green Text'

Partickhill Bowling Club, 46 Partickhill Road, Glasgow, G11 5BY

27 April 2012

As part of 'Melbourne in Glasgow', Laresa Kosloff and Andy Thomson presented a Glaswegian version of 'The Green Text' at the Partickhill Bowling Club. The artists produced a scripted commentary between two imaginary bowling “experts”, Dr. Lindsey Fisher-Price (played by Kari Corbett) and Alistair McLeod (played by David Mullen). The characters commentate a fictional game of lawn bowls whilst comically digressing through a range of topics, from ‘Post Colonialism’ to the subject of ‘boredom’. Audience members will be invited to listen to this commentary on headphones whilst watching a live tournament of lawn bowls. Visit Soundcloud to download 'The Green Text' audio file.

Laresa Kosloff (born 1974, Melbourne, Australia) makes performative videos, Super 8 films, hand drawn animations, sculpture, installations and live performance works. Her practice examines various representational strategies, each one linked by an interest in the body and its agency within the everyday. She completed a PhD at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, in 2010.

Recent solo projects include ‘Office skate’, commissioned by ACCA, public projection at the Melbourne City Square (2011), ‘Sensible world’, curated by Reuben Keehan, Artspace, Sydney (2009), ‘Relative straightness’, Neon Parc gallery, Melbourne, ‘Jogathon’, Conical Inc. Melbourne, ‘Solidarity for a metaphysic’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art at Mirka Tolarno, Melbourne (all 2008) and ‘New Diagonal’, Ocular Lab, Melbourne (2007).

Andy Thomson (born 1952,Wiltshire UK) makes collaborative works and is interested in how art can be made and presented in social contexts. Andy studied at Goldsmiths, University of London, and currently lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand.

Recent collaborative projects include ‘Spin Theory’ with Daniel von Sturmer at Govett Brewster Gallery, New Plymouth, curated by Tyler Cann, Len Lye curator at large (2012), ‘The Weak Force’ at Anna Leonowens Gallery, at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, with collaborating team of Paul Cullen, Bruce Barber, Kim Morgan, Laresa Kosloff and Andrew Burton, and ‘The Green Text’ with Laresa Kosloff, Natimuk Lawn Bowling Club, commissioned by Australian Centre of Contemporary Art and curated by Hannah Mathews (both 2011).


Project / 'Melbourne in Glasgow'