Savour Labour is a new, multi-perspectival spatial environment or Hebi-tat by the artist Gary Carsley and the architect Renjie Teoh.
Developed principally around the historical collection of the relics of the rituals and ceremonies of organised labour, held by Trades Hall in Sydney.
Savour Labour also includes several of the Arthitect’s new sculptures and a shaped draguetteo type as reference points for their object specific spatial illusion.
Savour Labour is accompanied by a soundscape from composer Louise Loh and a plurality of contextualising wall notes by writer, broadcaster and sound artist Daniel Browning and, the fanners of the flames of intergenerational memory, Bill Pirie and Neale Towart. The embedded bricklaying pattern was set out by the bricklaying firm of Favetti Pty Ltd whose celebrated work on Frank Gehery’s Chau Chak Wing Building has meaningfully contributed to the quality of Sydney’s built environment.
Savour Labour continues the Arthitect’s commitment to collaboration as a way to build new communities and to ceremony and ritual as unpoliced sites of resistance to the inequalities produced by the transactional economy. The Arthitect’s large scale, photocopy based Hebi-tats are worth a look, not least because as sights of enactment rather than representational gestures, they pervert the correlation of spectacle with material privilege.
We follow NSW Health Guidelines. Wellbeing of staff, volunteers and visitors: Information and training on COVID-19, including when to get tested, physical distancing and cleaning is provided.
Physical distancing: Entry signage advising 1.5 metres social distance; Maximum of 10 visitors. (More generous than one visitor per 4 square metres of space).
Hygiene and cleaning: All resting points have sanitiser; bathroom has soap, sanitiser and paper towels; all surfaces cleaned twice daily.
Record keeping: name and a mobile number or email address for all staff, volunteers, visitors is recorded for a period of at least 28 days.