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Public Access 5 – Picture perfect in a world of chaos.

Founders Heritage Park, Nelson. September 23 – October 24.

 Cut Collective’s fifth iteration of the Public Access exhibition marks a renewed focus on topical matters and a concentrated collaborative process.

Working around the central theme of “Picture Perfect in a World of Chaos”, this show deals with the representation of a world that is a palpable fantasy, and looks to explore the ridiculous nature of the variant realities we receive through multiple media channels. Something we here at CC have come to call “The Gap”.

When couched amongst the cataclysmic events that nature has brought to bear upon the world over the last few years, man made calamities such as the ongoing global financial crisis almost pale in comparison, almost. It could be said mother nature has provided the perfect scenario in which to obscure the devastation we inflicted upon ourselves. Or more accurately, the harm that few have inflicted upon many.

Through chaos we can achieve control, in the vacuum of order we can implement change. With the dissolution of community we champion the individual, it’s isolation through adversity and who wins when the village falls apart?

Joining the core cast of Cut Collective for the show is Hone Stjohn, a photographer and filmmaker with a focus on documenting street life and music related activity. Having worked with Homebrew, Scratch22 and most recently the @peace project on a variety of music videos, he’s now collaborating with Cut Collective to produce a moving image piece for Public Access 5.

Public Access 5 is one of three components hosted within Oi You!, a major street art event taking place under one roof at Founders Heritage Park, Nelson. The other parts are an exhibition of works from Banksy, Faile, Micallef, Os Gemeos, Swoon and others. And the Oi You! competition exhibition featuring the work of the competition finalists.



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