Exhibitions Live: Exploded View

Hang up the phone (detail) by UK Fredrick

Exhibitions Live: Exploded View

A free public workshop with UK Fredrick and Vahri McKenzie

1-3pm, Saturday 28 May 2022

FREE, bookings essential

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your electric toothbrush looks like? Your stapler?

In this free drop-in workshop, visual artist/’engineer’ UK Frederick assisted by curator/performance artist Vahri McKenzie will guide you through the process of disassembling a defunct appliance or household object. The component parts will be arranged onto paper in a creative ‘exploded view’.

Can this image suggest new ways of coming apart and coming together? Is the object or image the resolved state? Are there other ways of considering this creative process? What might this mean for our world full of discarded objects? What makes something precious, when is something waste and how does it become something else?  

Exploded View relates to UK Frederick’s work ‘The Disassembly Line’, showing in the Pivot Gallery exhibition, Upending | Mending, curated by Vahri McKenzie. Performance artist Vahri will support UK Frederick as the second ‘engineer’. 

Recommended for mature minors and adults; participants might like to bring their own protective glasses and gloves as we will be disassembling objects with hand tools. 

UK Fredrick
Vahri McKenzie

About the artists:

UK Frederick is an artist who uses a variety of techniques, to work with things that already exist in the world; through processes of observation, hacking, transforming she remakes and in doing so, invites us to consider how value is created and maintained.  

UK Frederick will be supported by performance artist Vahri McKenzie. 

Vahri develops concepts for participation and collaboration in creative work as models of, and practice for, ways of being together in a complex world. 

Instagram: @uk_frederick 

Facebook: @VahriMcKenzie