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MUMA Talks: Mish Meijers and Tricky Walsh

MUMA Talks: Mish Meijers and Tricky Walsh

Tuesday 24 April 2012, 12.30–1.30pm
MUMA
Free entry

Join Hobart-based artists Mish Meijers and Tricky Walsh in conversation with curator Francis E Parker as they discuss The Collector 7: the Processor of Circumstance, part of the ongoing series of project exhibitions commissioned for the Merlyn Myer Gallery, the Monash University Museum of Art, and the latest instalment of their superfiction Henri Papin – the Collector.

Deriving his traits from literary and cinematic figures, Henri Papin – the Collector examines aspects of social anthropology through the development of an obsessive character and psychological schema within a series of large scale sculptural installations. According to Meijers + Walsh, Henri Papin ‘exists in a more fantastical realm – one that utilises delusion as a baseline for normality’.

Meijers + Walsh are in the seventh year of their collaborative practice with three primary projects: Henri Papin – the Collector (a superfiction examining aspects of social anthropology through the development of an obsessive character and his psychological schema); The Subterranean Plant Society (a fictional society that seek to reconstruct and reconfigure history through discoveries and scientific invention) and, with artist Alicia King, the installation/performance group The Holy Trinity (a fictional alliance of three self-proclaimed deities who exist in a highly saturated pop fantasyland and who undertake Tupperware-parties for the soul as induction rituals into their mystical sphere).

Tricky Walsh and Mish Meijers maintain distinct solo practices alongside their collaborative practice. As Meijers + Walsh they have undertaken residencies in Jogjakarta, Paris and New York and have exhibited internationally and throughout Australia.

Image: Meijers + Walsh, The Collector 1:Museum, installation view: Inflight Gallery, Hobart, 2006. Image courtesy of the artists