Exhibition held at Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney 15 February to 10 March 2007
Searching for rue Simon-Crubellier is a video/sound installation, which is part of a cross media project that also includes the Internet site The 4th Floor. The project was begun in Paris in 2004 while doing a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts. The work takes as a point of departure the experience of being Australians in Paris and reading George Perec's book "Life a Users Manual". In this book Perec creates a puzzle of a novel set in a building located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris at number 11 rue Simon-Crubellier. Searching for rue Simon-Crubellier is a process-based, interdisciplinary and conceptual work. It is an actual search for an imaginary place -- exploring actual and imagined relations to place. In searching for rue Simon-Crubellier, the work poses the question: is it possible to bring something that does not exist into existence by searching for it?