Overview, Images
Daniel R Marks, Farnaz Dadfar + David Green, Debut XVI: To Love it All Again, curated by Lucie McIntosh + Jake Treacy, installation at Blindside. Artworks from left to right: Daniel R Marks, Giving Myself Over, 2019, installation (aluminium frames, digital prints on cartridge paper and fabric, plastic bowl, rusted steel beams, tape, tissue paper, fabric strips, latex, plasticine, clay, acrylic, glue, cement, soil, wallpaper paste, water), dimensions variable; Farnaz Dadfar, Sargashté -o- Pargaram, 2020, chalk marker on the floor; David Green, Changing Geographies, 2019, projection on polypropylene. Courtesy the artists. Photo: Nick James Archer.

Debut XVI: To Love it All Again

Farnaz Dadfar, David Green, Edwina Green, Daniel R Marks, Juan Rodriguez Sandoval, Tina Stefanou, Sarah Ujmaia, Stephanie Symington

6–22 Feb 2020

Debut XIV: To Love it All Again envelopes an ecological ethic of radical love, soft power, togetherness, and community. This year’s exhibition critically engages with concerns surrounding current environmental and social climates, celebrating ways to better care and offer tenderness within our geographical and communal landscapes. In light of Australia’s recent devastating bushfires, this exhibition seeks to nurture young and emerging talent, whose practices each forecast hope and make visible healthy, shared, liveable and breathable futures altogether.

Performance Series: Giving Myself Over, Daniel R Marks with Sam Nugent

Opening Night: Thursday 6 Feb – 7pm
Thursday 13 Feb – 2pm
Thursday 20 Feb – 2pm

An accumulation of artefacts-as-language lies as a foundational diagram for live space. Two performers attempt an intimate collectivism through acts of “telling”, their bodies serving as a binary of observed autonomies to be mechanised and/or disrupted. Becoming tools for documentation, a private recording is listened to and diagrammed in responsive action: prior labour being excavated and “figured out” through ear, eye and touch. In the pulling, cutting and reconfiguration of agency through mimetic interactions, Marks and Nugent evoke/invoke movement-scaffolds for potential architectures.

Onsite, Exhibition, Debut

An annual curated exhibition of works by recent graduates from Melbourne’s major art institutions. Celebrating its sixteenth year, Debut is a Blindside project committed to fostering new talent.

Opening Night: 6 Feb 2020, 7am–9am
Performance: Giving Myself Over, Daniel R Marks with Sam Nugent: 6 Feb 2020, 8am
Performance: Giving Myself Over, Daniel R Marks with Sam Nugent: 13 Feb 2020, 3am
Performance: Giving Myself Over, Daniel R Marks with Sam Nugent: 20 Feb 2020, 3am

This program takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded - this land is stolen land. We pay respects to Wurundjeri Elders, past, present and emerging, to the Elders from other communities and to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who might encounter or participate in the program.


Debut XVII : Made to Keep the Memory Alive
Debut XVII : Made to Keep the Memory Alive
Onsite, Exhibition, Talk, Debut

4–20 Feb 2021

Debut XVII : Made to Keep the Memory Alive

Ponch Hawkes, Nina Sanadze, Kurt Medenbach, Levi Franco

Debut XV
IchikawaEdward, not to hide our stench, 2018, performance, dimensions variable, 60:00min. Performers: Kirby Casilli & Daniel Ward. Photograph: Ichikawa Lee.
Onsite, Exhibition, Debut

14 Feb–2 Mar 2019

Debut XV

Lauren Gostin, Andre Franco, Erin Hallyburton, Grace Carver, IchikawaEdward, Paris Fontana, Yvette James

Debut XIV: Like Mist I am Neither the Sea, Nor the Sky
Tori Lill, 'I told you I was falling' (detail), 2017, digital inkjet print, 203.5 x 101.5 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Onsite, Exhibition, Debut

14 Feb–3 Mar 2018

Debut XIV: Like Mist I am Neither the Sea, Nor the Sky

Madeleine Thornton-Smith, Josephine Mead, Tori Lill, Daniel Stephensen

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Working on unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, Blindside pays respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.