THE ORIGIN OF IDEAS

Elizabeth Day, The Origin of Ideas, 2000, work in progress, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada.

THE ORIGIN OF IDEAS exhibition and archive began as a way to examine the processes of creativity itself, exploring the intimate reality of how ideas come into being and exist as mobile changing living entities. The exhibition proposed to look at visual and aural works across many spheres and disciplines, investigating the ways in which ideas are interwoven and cross-pollinate. It aimed to investigate and map links between art, architecture, science and technology. A selection of important artists and thinkers across genders and cultures were chosen, demonstrating the very processes of the generation of ideas.

This work was supported and developed during a residency at Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada. The project was also supported by Artspace, Sydney; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; and The University of Western Sydney.

The work developed through a number of iterations including: Australia Council Window
2003; Dock Works, Hobart Summer Festival, curated by Michael Edwards, 2005; and Photofile #78, The Archive Issue, edited by Elvis Richardson & Sarah Goffman, 2006.

Elizabeth Day, The Origin of Ideas, 2000, work in progress, Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada.
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