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SELECTED WORK


Martina Copley + Francesca Rendle-Short
Song,
2017
found bible page, paper, transparency, bulldog clip, toner, card, tape, thread, oil paint, staples, needle, feather, chalk
29.7 x 42 x 1.5cm

 


Martina Copley + Francesca Rendle-Short
Sender,
2017
paper, transparency, bulldog clip, toner, thread, tape, staple, silk, plastic, ink, graphite, colour pencil
29.7 x 42 x 1.5cm

 


Martina Copley + Francesca Rendle-Short
X,
2017
paper, transparency, bulldog clip, toner, plastic, silk, ink, card, tape, thread, ink, glue, staples, needle
29.7 x 42 x 1.5cm

[BLINDSIDE B-side, Melbourne, 2017]

 


These flowers are coming up wild
2017
flat view, Sumi-e ink, chalk-board paint, ink and graphite on board
23 x 1.2 x 12.5cm

[9X5NOW, Art 150 Program, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, 2017. Curator Elizabeth Gower]

 


The Poems of Emily Dickinson, Vol. 2, Thomas H. Johnson (ed.), The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1955. [Poems 495-1176, 1861-1870.]
Uni Melb store Q34533 v.2 yellow


I was reader now (E.D)
2013-2014
installation detail, graphite on trace paper, paper, ink
11 pages, 27.9 x 21cm each.
Annotations by readers of publications of poems by Emily Dickinson sourced from Australian public libraries. 
photo - Theresa Harrison

[Unhidden, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne. With Nickk Hertzog, Kouichi Okamoto, Lynette Smith, Naomi Troski, Elke Varga. Curator Kali Michailidis].


Song of an unseen bird
2015, 2017
installation detail, hand cast aluminium
dimensions various
photo - Theresa Harrison

[Unhidden, Counihan Gallery, Melbourne. With Nickk Hertzog, Kouichi Okamoto, Lynette Smith, Naomi Troski, Elke Varga. Curator Kali Michailidis].


hand casting aluminium for Song of an unseen bird
2017
photo - Karl Millard

 


Between these worlds there is no ordinary continuity
2016
4 track sound installation, 15:07mins looped.

[Created in response to The Home Within by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota for the Melbourne Festival 2016.
Meat Market, 10-22 October. Curators Anabelle Lacroix  + Anais Lellouche. Technical assistance Daniel Jenatsch]

 


No Notes (This is writing)
2017
artist publication with Francesca Rendle-Short
composed directly onto an iPhone 5S Notes app. using keyboard and fingers, 152 pages, closed 150 x 80mm.

[Communal reading, Dialogues and Atmospheres; Enquiries into knowing and making through creative arts research, R.M.I.T., Melbourne, Nov 2015: dual artist reading, Hares and Hyenas, Fitzroy, 2017: Launch +public reading, West Space, Melbourne, Sep 2017.]

 

 
Sappho, sing to us.
2015
sound installation & floor drawing, single speaker, wood, ikebana plate, clay slip, voice by Christine Daly, duration 1:20, dimensions variable.
[FM[X]: What would a feminist methodology sound like? Curator Danni Zuvela & Liquid Architecture, WestSpace, Melbourne. 2015]


The sound of her voice
, transcript for artist reading
[FM[X]: What would a feminist methodology sound like? WestSpace, Melbourne, 2015]

 

 

 


Sappho, sing to us.
2015
transcript excerpt with translation Christine Daly.



Responsory

2015
digital print (text with annotations)
27.9 x 21cm
[Unintended Refrains, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, 2015 Curator Sandra Bridie]

 




Artist Pages A Listener’s guide to… bowing and Sappho, sing to us, 2015.
[This Building Absorbs People & What Would Feminist Methodology Sound Like? Liquid Architecture, 2015.]

 

 



The Listeners’ Guide to… Bowing
2015
stills, HD video projection, colour, 4.23. stereo sound, amplifier, two speakers, Mp3 player,
33:52. looped
Japanese translation & voice by Christine Daly.

[This Building Absorbs People, Melbourne School of Architecture & Design.
Liquid Architecture, Nite Art Melbourne, July 2015.]

 


The Japanese closes his eyes, lowers his head, and sinks into a long reflection. The Inquirer waits until his guest resumes the conversation.
2015
HD video projection, colour, 4.23. stereo sound, amplifier, two speakers, Mp3 player,
33:52. looped
Japanese translation & voice by Christine Daly.

[The Listeners’ Guide to… Bowing, 2015. This Building Absorbs People, Liquid Architecture & Nite Art Melbourne 2015, The Melbourne School of Architecture and Design.]

 


It’s awkward coming down
2015
HD video projection from super 8 film, colour, mute, 1.04. Sound installation, Japanese tea bowl, amplifier, two stereo speakers, Mp3 player
00:33:28.


It’s awkward coming down, 2015, HD video projection from super 8 film, colour, mute, 1.04.,
detail of installation with sound, Japanese tea bowl, amplifier, two speakers, Mp3 player, 33.28.
[A Listener’s guide to… bowing, installation detail, This Building Absorbs People & What Would Feminist Methodology Sound Like?
Liquid Architecture, 2015.]

 





Selected hanging drafts
2015
[Bahktin, loophole, the practice of poetry, form of tension]
b/w digital prints on paper
84 x 59.5cm. each
[Victorian College of the Arts, March 2015]

 


(dub) birds
2014- 2015
Golden Book, cast aluminium
20 x 33cm


Lovers (instrument)
2014
brass tube, spring steel music wire, 20mm round silver bells
50 x 21 x 2cm. (work is to be handled)


Scores in a listening attitude (Fire Sermon)
2015
digital print, graphite
29.7 x 21cm


Heap Fold
2015
digital print, graphite
29.7 x 21cm

 

 


Untitled (draft fall for piano, and voice)
2014-2015
stereo sound, amplifier, two speakers, Mp3 player
04:08. looped

 

 


Un-folded thing
2015
colour inkjet print, ed. 100
42 x 29.7cm

 

 


The Blind Task of Sleep (mere listening)
2015
HD video from colour super 8 film
01:54 looped

 

 


Buddha’s Gradual Sayings
2015
HD video from b/w super 8 film
03:10. looped

 


Buddha’s Gradual Sayings
2015
HD video from b/w super 8 film
03:10. looped

 

 


Ball Games (playing along)
2015
HD video from b/w super 8 film
1:05. looped

 

 


Hotel Letterhead Drawings
2014
view
ink, graphite, gouache on paper, found photograph.
Installation across two glass topped tables in the hotel foyer.
[Marvel, award exhibition, Windsor Hotel, Melbourne, 29 August - 1 September 2014]

 

 


The Reader (He Stuttered GD.23)
2014
digital print
29.7 x 21cm

 

 

The crystal angle
2014
HD video from super 8 film, colour, mute
01:16. looped

[I always read by listening to the text, Platform Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, 15 August - 13 Septmber 2014. Curated by Martina Copley.
Martina Copley, Renee Cosgrave, Anna Finlayson, Stephen Giblett, Heidi Holmes, Lou Hubbard, Bridie Lunney, Andrew McQualter, Sanné Mestrom, Viv Miller, Lynette Smith, Elke Varga

 

 


The crystal angle
2014
HD video from super 8 film, colour, mute
01:16. looped



black painting
2013
installation, detail
super 8 moving image projection, mute, 0:39:13. looped, box board, tacks
dimensions variable.
[seventh, project space, Melbourne, 25 June - 12 July 2014]
photography ~ Matthew Stanton

black painting (dark lens) text by Lynette Smith

 


black painting
2013
installation, detail
super 8 moving image projection, mute, 0:39:13. looped, box board, tacks
dimensions variable.

 

 


The body floats outside of thought
2014
still
HD video from super 8 film, text-generated sound, 29:31.
[BUS projects, Melbourne, 19 March – 5 April 2014]

 

 




Martina Copley & Michaela Zuge-Bruton
At dawn the image rings a dissonant tune that is inaudible to our ears and cannot be recalled
2014
283 colour page book, Ed. of 12, open 19 x 22cm, closed 19 x 11 x 2cm
[BUS projects, Melbourne, 19 March – 5 April 2014]


Martina Copley & Michaela Zuge-Bruton
At dawn the image rings a dissonant tune that is inaudible to our ears and cannot be recalled
2014
single-channel vdeo, sound, 19;55
[BUS projects, Melbourne, 19 March – 5 April 2014]

 


Martina Copley & Michaela Zuge-Bruton
At dawn the image rings a dissonant tune that is inaudible to our ears and cannot be recalled
2014
single-channel vdeo, sound, 19;55
[BUS projects, Melbourne, 19 March – 5 April 2014 & George Paton Gallery: Artist’s Books (reprised), University of Melbourne, 25 August - 5 September 2014.
Sandra Bridie, Alice Mathieu and Craig Burgess, coordinators]

 


Untitled (draft fall for piano) Prop
2013
installation view, detail
graphite, ink, paper, box board, adhesive
approx. 100 x 70 x 15cm

Untitled (An element of blank [E.D])
2013
sound installation, speakers, wire, clay slip
27:32. looped

 


Untitled (An element of blank [E.D])
2013
installation with sound, speakers, wire, clay slip
27:32. looped
with Untitled (reflection), Untitled (draft fall for piano), Untitled (jot), Untitled (recipient), Untitled (E.D.), Ansochrome,
[Victorian College of the Arts, December 2013]

 


Ansochrome
2013
installation detail, Lost Things 2013
hinged found transparencies, wood, adhesive, paint, card board
dimensions variable, approx. 18 x 60 x 46cm

 

 


Untitled (new ancestors)
2012
installation view
colour digital image projection
04.55. looped
(projected image size: approx. 1.6 x 2m)
[City Library Foyer Projection, Melbourne, December 2013]

 

 


Untitled (Mitla)
2013
colour digital moving image projection, silent
from super 8, Mitla, Mexico, 2008
00:26. looped
dimensions variable

 

 


Lost Things

2013
3 installation views
Untitled (jot), Untitled (recipient) & Untitled (E.D.)
[Victorian College of the Arts, September 2013]

Untitled (recipient)
2013
3 greenware vessels, drafting tape
dimensions specific to site

Untitled (jot)
2013
moving image projection, wood, paint, adhesive
dimensions variable, image 45 x 60cm without spill

Untitled (E.D.)
2013
book borrowed from Lenton Parr Library: Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson, The Modern Library, Random House, New York, 1924. opened to pages [138] [139]
box board, trace paper, graphite, adhesive
90 x 64 x 10cm

 

 


Untitled (jot)
2013
silent moving image projection
from super 8 film 2013
2:30. looped
installation detail, wood, paint, adhesive
dimensions variable, image 45 x 60cm without spill

 

 


Untitled (E.D. oblivion lingers in the immediate neighbourhood)
graphite on trace paper
29.7 x 21cm
(tracings of hand written annotations by readers of The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, Thomas H. Johnson (ed.), Little, Brown and Company, Boston, Toronto, 1960
(all copyright 1890, 1891, 1896) sixth printing, Uni M Baill 811.49 Dickins)

 

 


Untitled (relinquishment of views - la chute d’eau)
2013
colour ink jet print
ed.10
153 x 107cm

 

 


rècit ding (W.H.)
2013
sound
30:00. looped
[site responsive work Luminescence 2013 Windsor Hotel Melbourne]

 


rècit ding (W.H.)
2013
sound
30:00. looped
[site responsive work recorded in situ, 2013, Windsor Hotel Melbourne]

 

 


Untitled (stray moon stolen moon)
2013
detail, still
looped super 8 moving image projection
dimensions variable



Untitled (stray moon stolen moon)
2013
detail, still
looped super 8 moving image projection
digital film documentation with sound 00:59:03.
dimensions variable

 

 



Untitled (orange)
2013
detail, stills, 00.10, 17.06, 20.19
silent moving image projection
from super 8 film, San Marco, Venice 2001
02:43. looped
dimensions variable, image 35 x 24cm

 


Untitled (orange)
2013
silent moving image projection
from super 8 film, San Marco, Venice 2001
02:43. looped
dimensions variable, image 35 x 24cm

 


Untitled (orange edition)
2013
detail
colour digital prints, perspex display case, graph paper, graphite, ink
dimensions variable


Untitled (my path to this meeting was lit by lightning - lightningscript)
2011-2013
b/w digital print
118.9 x 84.1cm

 

 


Untitled (folded in my back pocket)
2012
installation views
wood, card, paper, clay, wire, polystyrene, chalk, thread, wood, carbon paper, mylar, 
book [GREEK SCULPTURE from the 16th to the 2nd century B.C., Francois Chamoux, 1953.]
dimensions variable
[that which lies beneath SUBSTATION 2012 Melbourne]

 

 





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Untitled (new ancestors)
2012
stills
silent, colour digital image projection, wood, tripod
from 165 colour stills taken at Lenton Parr and home library , 14 & 15 September 2012
04:55. looped
dimensions variable, image 42 x 57cm

 

>> Untitled (new ancestors)


Untitled (new ancestors)
2012
silent, colour digital image projection, wood, tripod
from 165 colour stills taken at Lenton Parr and home library , 14 & 15 September 2012
04:55. looped
dimensions variable, image 42 x 57cm

 

 



Untitled (temple)
2012
detail, stills
moving image projection, silent
PAL SD format, mpeg4 file, from colour super 8 film taken in Laos 2006, 42:12:00 (mirrored loop)
42:12. mirrored loop
dimensions variable, image 68 x 76cm

 

>> Untitled (temple)


Untitled (temple)
2012
moving image projection, silent
PAL SD format, mpeg4 file, from colour super 8 film taken in Laos 200
42:12. mirrored loop
dimensions variable, image 68 x 76cm

 

 







Untitled (backlog)
2012
detail, stills
moving image projection, silent
PAL SD format, mpeg4 file, from black and white super 8 film taken in 1993
02.46. looped
dimensions variable, image 170 x 200cm

 

>> Untitled (backlog)


Untitled (backlog)
2012
moving image projection, silent (excerpt)
PAL SD format, mpeg4 file, from black and white super 8 film taken in 1993
02.46. looped
dimensions variable, image 170 x 200cm

 


Untitled (marks – Buddhism)
2012
digital photograph
118.9 x 84.1cm

 

 


[This is not a correspondence]
2011-13
b/w digital print
118.9 x 84.1cm
collaboration as transcription with artist Laurene Vaughan
[NON 2012 First Site RMIT University, Melbourne]

 

 


movement-notation (score)
2012
digital print, score


movement-notation (performance documentation)
September 2012
with Zac Jones
[Bracks Hallway , Victorian College of the Arts]

 



Untitled (post music N.J.P.&R.T)
2012
paper, graphite, ink, post marks, stamps
unfolded 84.5 x 59.5cm
[return to sender 2012, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne]

 


Untitled (bowl)
2012
colour digital halftone print
ed.10
118.9 x 84.1cm

 


Untitled (August 2012)
2012
view
clay, carbon, linen, ink, graphite, cotton thread
dimensions variable


Untitled (cast)
2012
clay, carbon
dimensions variable, approx. 60 x 38 x 12cm

 


Untitled (calling all ancestors|martina says ‘mmm…’)
2012
detail
linen, ink, graphite, cotton thread
dimensions variable, each approx. 28 x 24cm

 

 


Untitled (wooden abstracts)
2012

detail
(studio)
plywood, nails, paint, chalk
dimensions variable

 

 


Untitled (5 hours)
August 2012
clay, water, printer’s ink, carbon, cardboard, paint, 225 x 200 x 200cm
[The Grid Show: a structured space with articulations, Sandra Bridie & Craig Burgess, George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, 2012]

 

 


Untitled (drawing investigation and repair work, July 2012)
site-responsive drawing
paper, clay slip, wood, paint, cardboard, graphite, ink, charcoal, colour pencil,
Texta, tape
[ includes drawing from Untitled (gathering surface 2, 2012)}
Dimensions specific to site
[Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne]

 

 


Untitled (gathering surface June 2012)
2012
views
[Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne]

 

 


Untitled gathering surface 1
2012
detail
cardboard, paper, gouache, stone, rose stems, clay, carbon, Perspex, foil, plate
101 x 76cm


Untitled gathering surface 3
2012
detail
cardboard, paper, film, gouache, graphite, paint, chalk, sticks, thread, film, gouache, charcoal, postcard, wood, printing ink
101 x 76cm


Untitled gathering surface 2
2012
detail
cardboard, paper, ink, gouache, coloured pencil, plastic, carbon paper, tape, wood, postcard, metal head
101 x 76cm


Untitled gathering surface 4
2012
detail
cardboard, paper, monoprint, ink, carbon, chalk, clay, thread, wood, graphite, stone, wire
114 x 76cm

 

 


Untitled absorption drawings 1-4
2012
detail, ink , carbon on paper
42 x 30cm each

 

 


I love you and have done so for a long time
2012
monoprint, ink & chalk on paper
100 x 70cm

 


Untitled (we came home after dark)
2012
monoprint, ink on paper
78 x 108cm

 

 


Untitled (cardboard abstracts 1-3)
2012
found cardboard, 3 pieces
17 x 34 x 3cm each

 

 


At no time in the dream did I look like myself
2012
ink on paper, two pages
42 x 30cm each

 

 


Untitled (we came home after dark)
installation views May 2012
[Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne]

 

 


[26]
2011
detail from Untitled (lightnings 2005 – ongoing)
typewriter ink on found envelopes
24 x 22cm
[Linden Postcard Show 2011 Melbourne
]

 

 


Untitled (line drawing 2)
2012
graphite on paper
71 x 100cm

 

 


Untitled Word Pictures (humming as the sun sets / the words come into song)
2012
front and reverse view, ink on paper, 2 pages
60 x 84cm each

 

 


Untitled (papancha – swamp)
2012
ink, chalk, gouache, watercolour, graphite on paper
150 x 216cm

 

 


Untitled yoke (chalk)
2012
chalk, thread
length 292cm

Untitled (crystal)
2012
chalk
2.5 x 2.5 x 3cm

 

 


Untitled (meditation on bones)
2012
detail,
gouache on paper, book
25 x 19cm




Untitled (meditation drawing)
2009-2011
graphite on paper
135 x 94cm
[Undergraduate Toyota Spirit Art Award 2011 Melbourne]


 

Untitled (Flower Pictures) after Georgia O’Keeffe
19 – 30 January 2012
saucer, gouache
10 pieces
(19.0.11 – 30.01.11)
14 x 14 x 2cm each 
and 
Untitled (Flower Pictures) after Georgia O’Keeffe
2012
inkjet print, edition 5, A1.
Untitled (Flower Pictures for G.O.)
19 – 30 January 2012
saucer, gouache
10 pieces, 14 x 14 x 2cm each
inkjet prints, edition 5, 84.1 x 59.4cm





Untitled Photographs (colour stills 1-8)
2011
ink jet print on 180 gsm Bond paper from hand made pieces, A/P ed.5
58 x 41cm each

 

 


Word Drawings (Untitled 1-40)
2009
detail
Ink, watercolour, felt tip pen, graphite on paper
76 x 51cm each

 

 


I describe the way and meanwhile I am proceeding along it (for Hilma 1862-1944)
2011
balsa wood, gouache, watercolour, graphite, medium, ink
9 pieces, 92 x 10 x 0.1 each

 


Unnamed Ceremonial Object [BIG W]
2011
found cardboard, thread, foil, ink, gouache, wire, cotton ribbon,
15 elements including cardboard shelves
275 x 250cm (installation, variable)
[
ARTECYCLE Sculpture Award 2012 Incinerator Melbourne]

 


Papancha
2011
detail, blown ink on paper
book
31 worked pages
closed 18 x 13 x .05cm
[The Sketchbook Project 2011-13 Brooklyn Art Library New York & international tour
] view book

 

 


Untitled (recordings, collections, portraits)
1993-2011
various
L-R, top: eidetic 1998; Untitled (Brooklyn Bridge air) 2009; Compendium 2003; Word drawings 2003-2009;
L-R, lower: Untitled (vials) 1990-2010; Untitled Portrait I (mother) 2006; Untitled Portrait 2 (family) 1993; Mrs Campbell and the transported African (detail) 2011

 

 


Untitled (portrait totem a-muse)
2011
detail
cardboard, archival tape, mirrors, letttraset, printer’s ink, wood, found postcard, glue
dimensions variable

 

 


Unnamed Ceremonial Object (yoke)
2011
shells, ribbon
20 x 20 x 5cm approx.

 

 


I spoke to her and she to me (no-one-you-know)
2011
ink on paper
book
80 pages, 38 drawings (also visible in reverse)
closed 21 x 13 x 0.5cm



The hidden order, the fallen away (no-one-you-know)
2011
balsa wood, ink, medium, pins, paper
installation
dimensions variable (approx 70 x 60 x 13cm)
each image approx 11 x 8 - 7 x 5cm

 




Life is made of disconnected things I & II
2011
blown ink on paper, graphite, gouache
76.5 x 55cm each

 




Untitled Recordings (books)
2004-2011
various
L-R, top: Untitled Recordings 2004-2010; (as listed below)
Recording New York City - abstraction 2008, book, felt pen, graphite, 25 worked pages, closed 9.1 x 14.2 x 1.3cm;
Recording India 2008, book, inkjet prints, 106 worked pages, closed 9.5 x 15 x 1.5cm;
Recording Laos 2005, inkjet prints, 115 worked pages, closed 15.8 x 12.2 x 1cm;
Recording Mexico-Cuba 2004, book, inkjet prints, 19 worked pages, closed 10.5 x 15 x 0.3cm

L-R, mid: Recording New York City 4 – 20 June 2008, 2008, inkjet prints, 54 worked pages, closed 10.5 x 15.5 x 0.8cm;
Recording Parole Venezia Guigno Settembre 2001, book, ink, 96 worked pages, closed 14 x 9 x 1.2cm; Recording Bald Hill – Hindi body 2008, book, charcoal from tree bark, chinagraph pencil, 58 worked pages, closed 9.1 x 14.2 x 1.3cm;
Recording blind drawings, 2006-7, book, ink, graphite, coloured pencil, closed 14.2 x 9.1 x 1.3cm

L-R, lower: Recording Cobbobonnee Forest 2007, concertina book, charcoal from tree bark, 32 worked pages, closed 14.2 x 9.1 x 1.3cm;
Colour that seeps you astray 2010, book, 35 worked pages, closed 14 x 9 x 1.2cm

 

 


I have much to do – unresolved Mar 2011 (book)
2011
stamp pad ink, graphite on found paper
8 worked pages, closed 12.5 x 17.5 x 0.3cm

 

 


Untitled Pages
2004 - 2011
reworked pages of art history texts
collage, ink, watercolour, glue
various dimensions

various
L-R Top : Longhi & Stain 2006; Temple 1& 2 2004; Virgin & Madonna 2006; Musidora & Gilles 2004
L-R Below: Idyll 1& 2 2006; Hendrickje Stoeffels Blue & Rembrandt 2006; Rupert & Lady 2006; Mask &Temple 3 2011.


 


blot book
2008
ink on pages torn from unknown book
17 x 10cm each

 




Untitled Pages (lexicon)
2006
ink, printer’s ink, 4 pages
each each 26.5 x 18cm

 

 


Untitled (closed-eye night drawings in found carbon books)
2004-5
ink on paper. 3 books
each approx. 25 x 19 x 1.5cm

 

 


Medusa I,II,III
1997
silver gelatin photographs
each 42 x 42cm A/P

 

 

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