Pat Hoffie
Preparatory sketch for Illuminata Cracks Phantasmagorical Armchair Exhibit for Ecologically Sustainable Recreation 2008 (detail)
watercolour and pencil on paper
Courtesy of the artist

10 October – 16 November 2008

In this exhibit the benefits of self betterment through art, travel and exercise are brought together in a way that completely avoids the necessity of exertion of any kind. Bereft of ideas, aesthetics and physiological understanding, the exhibit postulates a new way of engaging with the mind, the body and the region itself.

Drawing from extensive data compiled during package holiday experiences, gym workouts, aimless netsurfing and intermittent astral armchair travelling, this work promises nothing for the future.


View 'One-of-a-kind installation opens at UQ Art Museum' here

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian State and Territory Governments.

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