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Hear from artist Tom Mùller for an insight into his artistic practice and WA Now – MONOLITH SCORES exhibition.
Walyalup (Fremantle) based the Undercurrent Choir of 31 singers will perform an ode to the building in three movements ahead of the artist's talk: the first will be to the horizontal plane and the iconic central staircase, the second to the vertical hexagonal columns and the last to the light breaths in the exhibition itself.
11.20am artist talk (1 hour)
Buildings are urban monoliths. Cultural institutions are perceived to be even more so. Tom Mùller’s WA Now exhibition MONOLITH SCORES delves into what this perceived monolith sounds like, feels like, breathes like.
About Tom Mùller
Tom Mùller is an established multi-disciplinary artist with an active international practice spanning the realms of site-responsive, temporal and permanent projects. His work has been included in major exhibitions and Institutions including 'The National' at Carriageworks, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Adelaide Biennial, Biennale de la Chaux-de-Fonds, and the upcoming Northern Alps Triennale in Japan. He has been the recipient of multiple Australia Council grants, the inaugural winner of the Qantas Contemporary Art prize, a mid-career fellowship from the Department of Culture and the Arts. In 2009 won the Basel international residency program through the Christoph Merian Stiftung. He was mentored by the Russian-American conceptual artist Ilya Kabakov in New York, and studied Anthroposophy at Emerson College in London. He holds a BFS (first class honours) in sculpture from Curtin University of Technology.
In parallel to his personal practice, Tom is also an independent curator, Director of programs at PS Art Space, and the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Fremantle Biennale (2017, 2019) which have included major international commissions by Swiss artist Felice Varini with his monumental and expansive 'Arc d'Ellipses' (2017), and Dutch innovator and artist Daan Roosegaarde's 'Waterlicht' (2019) - a large-scale immersive and experiential site-specific light installation calling attention to rising global water levels along Fremantle’s shoreline which drew thousands over visitors over the course of its duration.