Makeshift: Tessa Zettel and Karl Khoe
Sydney-based Tessa Zettel & Karl Khoe (makeshift) collaborate together on projects spanning sculpture and installation, drawing, printmaking, writing, performance and design. Their works are characterised by mobility and making-do, often appearing as temporary, site-responsive interventions that activate public spaces and provoke new ways of interacting with urban and ‘natural’ environments. Both teach at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales and the University of Technology Sydney, write and curate exhibitions.
In all their guises they are concerned with enabling sustainable futures through redirective practice and unpacking the various ways landscapes are contested and reshaped. Recipients in 2009/10 of a Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship and a JUMP mentorship with Fiona Hall, their latest undertakings include a mobile food cart/native beehive for In the Balance: Art for a Changing World at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, an indoor market garden at 4A Centre for Contemporary Art (Make-do Garden City) and an experimental food preserving kitchen at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (Making Time). visit makeshift
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