“WILL I EVER MAKE IT?”
A multi-disciplinary installation by Graeme Messer
Specially commissioned for The Other Art Fair, Graeme Messer’s installation candidly addresses his own desire for love, approval and applause. “Who am I trying to impress?” “What does ‘making it’ mean?” “Does it matter anyway?” These are some of the questions that emerge as the artist acknowledges, explores and celebrates the mixed motivations behind the creative process.
Combining the written word with light-art, assemblage and performance, Graeme employs a wry sense of humour and deceptively light touch to create work that is direct, funny, moving, often uncomfortable and always unashamedly autobiographical.
PERFORMANCE: “TOTALLY ORIGINAL ART”
In conjunction with his installation Graeme will be performing “Totally Original Art”, a brief performance that uses ventriloquism to take a wickedly satirical look at the lengths artists will go to to get noticed.
WIN A WORK OF ART: MELFIE YOURSELFIE
For your chance to win an original Graeme Messer artwork:
Take a melfie (selfie taken in a mirror) in one of Graeme’s unique mirrors
Upload to Instagram using hashtag #messermelfie
Graeme will pick a winner. There’s no limit to the number of melfies you can upload, so go melfie yourselfie!