Artlab Australia 2013

PhD Research Project (by Studio)

Free Flight

April – July 2013

Exhibition opened by Catherine Speck, Professor of Art History, University of Adelaide

Exhibiting the final three elements of her PhD studio project Kennedy extends the imaginary fusion of mother, daughter and fly. Taken from actual experiments by graduates (from the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo), a common housefly’s trajectory is recorded, showing a distinct thread of pattern making produced prior to feeding on a sugar solution (flying low) and post-feeding (flying high). Kennedy introduces the exploratory behaviour of the fly revealing a re-imagined, unexpected representation of ‘mother/fly/self’.


Free Flight sound composition in three parts
By Sound artist Tristan Louth-Robins