Solo Residency: Kicking the Bucket
23 Sep–10 Oct 2020
Kicking the Bucket is a daily ritual of kicking and repairing a plastic bucket that began in my backyard during the early stages of COVID-19 lockdowns. Initially based on feelings of hopelessness, the work explores tactics for a repeated movement; a heartfelt kick followed by a gentle repair, to sustain some enthusiasm and care for life during this time.
By mediating this arguable pointless gesture through text, sound and video an approximate, possibly unreliable, process of archiving the day’s action is attempted.
With the gallery spaces closed for a much of 2020, Blindside initiated a series of on- and off-site solo residency projects. Artists included Anna Dunnill, MJ Flamiano, Jessie Gall, Simone Nelson, Mira Oosterweghel, Amaara Raheem, Ella Sowinska, Ivey Wawn, Benjamin Woods, Elke Varga, Yusi Zang.
"Kicking the Bucket is a daily ritual of kicking and repairing a plastic bucket that began in my backyard during the early stages of COVID-19 lockdowns."
Sarah Rudledge is a visual artist living and working in Narm/Melbourne. Her research explores daily rituals, tactics and actions for artistically reimagining lived experience. Using a variety of distributed, site orientated and lens-based methods, she speculates upon ways that daily routines can be utilised as forms of restoration, resistance and care.