Rubbish is a daily part of our lives. We buy, we eat, we consume, then we discard. We take our bins to the curb, the screech of a garbage truck wakes us up in the night, and then all evidence is gone and the cycle continues. Ask Keating is a Sydney based artist who is determined to alert us to the whole process, including the negative parts we tend to ignore, and the inevitable build up of waste which is kept out of sight and out of mind. In early 2009 Keating undertook a large-scale installation and performance project in Sydney’s Western district. Where it had a direct affect on the local population, Keating recorded the project in film and photography to reach a wider audience, and it is this work which will be the focus of Activate 2750 at Canberra Contemporary Art Space.
Excerpt from catalogue essay by Alice Dickins
Activate 2750 is a C3West project, Western Sydney in association with SITA Environmental Solutions. C3West is a long term collaboration between the the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Penrith Peforming and Visual Arts, Campbelltown Arts Centre and Casula Powerhouse. The Project is supported by the NSW Government through ArtsNSW and by the Australia Council, The Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body, through its Community Partnership Section.