The Stand-in Project

Louise Curham (Artist), Lynn Loo (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Original - Visual art works


How do we share, transfer and archive live art?  The Stand-in Lab by Louise Curham and Lynn Loo explored this question through a series of collaborative investigations. Throughout the Lab, stand-in artists generated and tested instructions to allow Loo’s experimental film event, Autumn Fog, to live on beyond her original performance of the work.

A group of Australian experimental cinema artists were invited to develop and test the instructions for 'Autumn Fog' through successive live performances. Visitors were able to track the evolution of the instructions – each new version was displayed in the gallery and used as the basis for successive performances.

The artists who tested the instructions were Louise Curham, Richard Tuohy of the Artist’ Film Workshop (Melb), Peter Humble of Workshop for Potential Cinema (Syd) and Robert Agostino of PhotoAccess (Canb).

The exhibition also included a public program of a workshop on how to use a 16mm projector and 16mm screenings of some classic experimental films.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherPhotoAccess Gallery, Canberra
Media of outputArtwork
Size16mm film (15 mins), paper instructions (dimensions variable)
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2019
EventThe Stand-in Project: The Stand-in Lab - Huw Daws Gallery, PhotoAccess , Canberra, Australia
Duration: 13 Jun 201913 Jul 2019

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