Charles Anderson @ 45 Downstairs Melbourne

X-Field Melbourne, 18 - 28 August

X-Field is a collaborative group of practitioners who work across the disciplines of art, architecture, landscape architecture and urban. We have identified the gaps that conventional practice has marginalised as fertile grounds for intervention: places of becoming, transaction, negotiation and improvisation.

X-Field is Charles Anderson, Richard Black, Mel Dodd, Sand Helsel, Andrea Mina and SueAnne Ware.

For this exhibition project Charles Anderson is making the next iteration of his House For Hermes project. The question of what constitutes home, house, dwelling and place in a contemporary condition defined by homelessness, displacement, exile, and accelerated mobility is the basis of the House for Hermes Project. In A House for Hermes #05 Anderson attempts to create a contemporary dwelling via an open-ended process of re-collection of spatial experience.

Each member of the X-Field group has been asked to draw from memory a floor plan of a house which has played a significant role in their lives. From these combined drawings a new collective ‘house’ will be generated and configured within the exhibition space. As the project moves from country to country, new floor plans drawn by the participants from each new city will be added and the collective house consequently progressively transformed and reconfigured. Over time an evolving morphology of global dwelling may emerge from this ongoing conversation performed at a local level.

Perhaps this is an intuition of dwelling not as a house which becomes to our former selves what the corpse is to the living body, but a house which spatialises a different thinking of time, memory and the dynamic of recollection.

Exhinition invitation_Melbourne

Exhinition invitation_Melbourne

Charles Anderson - A House for Hermes 05_modeling

Charles Anderson - A House for Hermes 05_modeling

Charles Anderson - A House for Hermes 05_modeling

Charles Anderson - A House for Hermes 05_modeling

Charles Anderson - A House for Hermes 05_installation Floor plan

Charles Anderson - A House for Hermes 05_installation Floor plan

Charles Anderson - A House for Hermes 05_installation in progress

Charles Anderson - A House for Hermes 05_installation in progress

Charles Anderson - A House for Hermes 05_installation in progress

Charles Anderson - A House for Hermes 05_installation in progress

Charles Anderson - A House for Hermes 05 (detail)

Charles Anderson - A House for Hermes 05 (detail)

Opening night

Opening night