PURE POTENTIAL: do you know when you are *working*? is a one-week intervention interrogating The Old Lock Up / IN ARI as a site and space for experimentation, interaction and social practice. Presented as a series of site-specific experiments using temporary installation methods and care practices, the work responds to the spatial ‘conditions’ of the site. These interactions question how human and non-human resources might inhabit space, revealing new and unutilised potentials.

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Grace Dewar and Laurie Oxenford (Public Palace) collaborate under the premise that the studio is anywhere *work* takes place. Using a residency framework allows the artists to make continuous work in a set period of time, where the outcomes are constantly evolving via live and durational art-making. This approach reveals traditionally unseen actions to bring forward process, labour and experimentation, forcing a tipping point into live performance and questioning where the *work* begins and ends.

*DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE WORKING?*

Public Palace acknowledge that ‘PURE POTENTIAL’ took place on the stolen lands of the Gubbi Gubbi people.  






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Public Palace acknowledge that they live & work on the stolen land of the Yugambeh Language People. Indigenous sovereignty was never ceded & we pay our respects to Elders, recognising their continuing connection to land, water, community & culture. 

ALWAYS WAS,  ALWAYS WILL BE,  ABORIGINAL LAND.