The Uncontainable Project
In 2011, International Noise Artist Run Initiative was invited to exhibit at Sydney University’s Verge Festival. Utilising a shipping container positioned along Eastern Avenue on campus proved to be a great opportunity to put a call out to artists and submit work for our signature style paste-ups in a new way and to a new audience.
Covering every inch of space on the outside of the container with A3 photocopies was a cacophony of visual material, top to bottom, front and back – every surface possible. Similar to billposters around a pole or along street tunnels layers and layers of artworks.
In contrast to this; a carefully curated group of images was installed inside the container. Printed at A1 size, this is a more formal exhibition that straddles the divide of disposable temporary street art and process driven cohesive art practice. The dimly lit internal show will borrow from the language of an underground tunnel. The two presentation formats sit side by side; the beautiful and hidden on the inside, chaos and disorder on the outside.
Thanks to the internet, social media and word of mouth, we spread the invitation around the world and had over 150 artworks sent in from around the globe including Brazil, Istanbul, the USA as well as many home-grown artists.