NotFair 2023
ALCHEMY

8 – 13 December 2023

333 Malvern Road, South Yarra VIC 3141

Biography

Sorcha Mackenzie

Mackenzie creates speculative architectural assemblages, realised through digital maquettes to create structures that function as caricatures of architecture. Mackenzie transforms these assemblages from their digital state into analogue through historically traditional mediums of production, including printmaking and sculpture. The result of these transmutations are ambivalent assemblages and images which embody futuristic utopian monuments, or ominous idols of dystopia. Mackenzie attempts to work at the intersection of the ontologies of contemporary art and architecture, engaging with the aesthetic characteristics of Brutalist and Industrial architecture and involving architectural methods of working into the practice. Mackenzie is interested in the post-anthropocentric architecture of data centres, anti-human environments, sci-fi films, monumental architecture and supernatural spaces. Working primarily with copper plate and polymer etching, Mackenzie has exhibited extensively in Australia and Internationally. In September this year, Mackenzie completed a month long residency in Japan as part of the Cranbourne Scholarship in Visual Art, exploring the architecture of urbanisation. This year, Mackenzie has undertaken the Rick Amor Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria.

Works

Screenprint-1.2-x-18m

MACHINIC ASCENSION 2023. Polymer Etching on Somerset, framed. 112 x 76 cm. 1/6 Unique Edition

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