Sunday, March 11, 2012


PLAY is the fourth exhibition at PSEUDO SPACE, opening on March 25th, it is intended to explore the notion of play.

Spontaneous indulgence is increasingly less common in our day-to-day lives. Like our 9-5 jobs, leisure time is often something that is planned: we do not leave much room for unplanned enjoyment. As we spend more of our time living through technological devices, we are constantly meeting deadlines we ascribe to ourselves via the virtual clock.

It may not come as a surprise that most significant inventions were created through play (think Archimedes discovering volume displacement by getting into a bathtub and watching the water overflow). Science is much about play and experimentation. In a similar way, the art process is a form of play: often involving actions with unknown outcomes. PLAY does not just reference science and the art process, but also could be a metaphor for the way we live our lives. The philosopher Martin Buber said that “play is the exultation of the possible.”  Life, like play, is unpredictable. It is possible to be hurt or injured through the process of play but the benefits usually outweigh the costs for us to engage in it.

PLAY will show works across a range of mediums. Gemma Mckenzie-Booth’s work Altered Flesh (Into the void) involves casts taken inside her body. The end product, which appears as beautiful jewellery on first glance, is the result of a playful experiment that many people would consider unusual. A video of the casting process is also part of the installation. The work implies that the erotic and disgusting parts of the body are often the same.

Jonathan McBurnie has had a long-time fascination with the Batman character. Having one of the most recognizable appearances in history, Batman has associations with trash culture, car culture, hippy culture, gay culture, vampirism and vigilantism. And of course, the character itself, who embodies a kind of wish-fulfilment in the extreme. McBurnie said about the work:

Do I wish I had millions of dollars at my disposal that I could spend on crazy outfits and cars and the like, and out-think my adversaries before beating them to a pulp? Of course I do- with Robin at my side, wielding a hi-def camera, I would be creating a hard-hitting art work (pardon the pun), fit for MoMA. And what is play without wish-fulfillment?

This exhibition attempts to engage the viewer in the works and question the nature of PLAY. Artists involved include a performance poet who is on tour from Melbourne called Randall Stephens, The Bubble Solution, Art Rush, Georgia Banks, Ollie McKenzie, Riachard Kean, Chris Raymond, Rebecca Naughton and Allana McAfee.

Curated by Fleur Wiber

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


A big thankyou to everyone that was involved on Feb 26th. It was an interesting out there kinda show and the house is still settling down from all the psychic energy that was being thrown about! What a day! Keep posted as photos will be up soon, as will a teaser trailer from jan & feb doco... we've been experiencing minor technical difficulties... but do not fear! All shall be put right! V x

Thursday, February 16, 2012

PSEUDO @ Occupy Sydney

On Sunday we joined the lovely people at Occupy Sydney in martin Place with plans of a performance artwork. People willingly lay on the ground as we traced them with chalk. The silhouettes of those who came to show their support were left: a reminder of each individuals existence.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Hi Guys, we'll be having a meeting tomorrow (THURSDAY 16th) at 11am. Meet at PSEUDO SPACE and we'll head to the Bald Faced Stag to go over details for the next show. See you there.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

some happy snaps from jan


STITCH'N'BITCH will be having its second last session on Tuesday (we have moved it to Tuesdays due to peoples availability). It would be really great if you could join us and come and join in by doing something creative or drop off your unwanted clothes for our VINTAGE POP-UP SHOP. We really need all the help we can get to make this work. If we all put in just a bit, we can help each other to keep doing what we love!
"STITCH'N'BITCH @ PSEUDO SPACE is a temporary experiment within PSEUDO SPACE to help form a greater pseudo community and attempt to raise funds for the space. You don't need to know how to sew. Just come over with your fabric/needle and thread/sewing machine/anything else you want to make that can be worn and join us in our pseudo sewing venture!  
This event will operate at PSEUDO SPACE every Tuesday from 11am-4pmish (come and go as you please) until our next show on the 26th of February. The wares we make can be sold at the show on the 26th with the profits going to the makers and to the PSEUDO SPACE piggy bank. We are also calling for donations of unwanted clothes to sell at the show to raise money for our piggy bank. Please feel free to bring your unwanted clothes/fabric/accessories to STITCH'N'BITCH @ PSEUDO SPACE!  
Call the PSEUDO landline on 02 9518 1680."


Plans for the next show (26th of Feb) are set to impress and excite. Please come along and bring your friends! We want more people to be part of our pseudo family!
*********** ARTISTS ************
(including but not limited to)
Please bring unwanted clothes/accessories to donate to PSEUDO SPACE so we can raise money for our humble cause. Those looking for a new outfit will have the opportunity to buy

There is still space to submit your work and still more artists to be announced (such as yourself). So come and get involved!

visit the facebook event page here