Pre and Post Exhibition Learning Resources
Our pre and post exhibition learning resources Liquid Languages enable students to connect with the key themes of rīvus ahead of and following their exhibition visit. Liquid Languages encourages students to channel new knowledge from their experience of rīvus into local environments.
Liquid Languages foregrounds the diverse creative processes of rīvus participants by showcasing how different art-making approaches have developed over the Biennale’s 50 year history. Divided into five key areas of exploration; Found Materials, Sound, New Materials, Mapping and Words, Liquid Languages aims to highlight the various ways artists’ practice and the creative tools they use to communicate with their audiences.
Liquid Languages, embraces student-led learning and action-based research and creation. Students are empowered to work collaboratively and to experiment and play with different materials as they map the water stories of their local environments.
Mirroring the collective processes of José Roca, Artistic Director, 23rd Biennale of Sydney and the Curatorium, students will be supported in the negotiation of the diverse interests of their peers, through the creation of interdisciplinary projects that imbue the essence of rīvus.
23rd Biennale of Sydney Resource
- Words – Clare Milledge
- Sound – Haines & Hinterding
- Mapping - D Harding
- Found Materials – Yuko Mohri
- New Materials – Jessie French
Liquid Languages includes:
1. 50 years of… – A slideshow presentation of Biennale of Sydney projects across the past 50 years that connect to the driving themes of Liquid Languages, Found Material, Mapping, New Material, Sound and Words.
2. Participant Spotlight: Video Resource – A series of newly commissioned videos featuring 23rd Biennale of Sydney participants discussing how the assigned theme relates to their practice.
3. Exercises: Active learning exercises that explore each medium in depth, which aspire to expand learners and educators understanding of the different methods of art making.
Words – Clare Milledge
Sound – Haines & Hinterding
Found Materials – Yuko Mohri
Image: Liquid Languages: Jessie French (video still), 2022, 23rd Biennale of Sydney Learning Resources. Video: Ankit Mishra