Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Marco Fusinato

Marco Fusinato, born 1964. Lives and works in Melbourne.

Marco Fusinato is a multidisciplinary artist whose work is a series of propositions that question and re-configure accepted cultural forms and concepts, laying bare their construction, re-using them in particular contexts, exploring how those worlds are made.

His first solo exhibition was in 1993 at the artist-run space Store 5 in Melbourne. Significant solo and collaborative exhibitions since include Double Infinitives, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2009; Mass Black Implosion, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney 2008; The Approaching of the Disco Void – Repeated and Other Works, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, 2006; Marco Fusinato Mutlu Cerkez, Art Gallery of NSW, Contemporary Project Space, Sydney, 2005; Photographs (Sun Series), Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2005; AND (Mutlu Çerkez AND Marco Fusinato), Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne, 2003; TM/MF, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (with Thurston Moore), 2000.

Marco Fusinato’s work has been exhibited extensively in significant group exhibitions both nationally and internationally including; Sonic Youth etc. - Sensational Fix, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany and The Museum of Malmo, Sweden, 2009; NEW 09, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2009; Lo Sguardo di Giano, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy, 2009; To make a work of timeless art: MCA Primavera Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2008; Underplayed: A Mix-Tape of Music-based Videos, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA 2006; The Unquiet World, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2006; Sensational: Sight and Sound Installations, Auckland Art Gallery, New Zealand 2005; Pitch Your Own Tent, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia 2005; ART>MUSIC: Rock, Pop, Techno, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2001; and Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia,1998.

The Approaching of The Disco Void – Repeated 2006
synchronised two channel video in DVD format duration 3 minutes 55 seconds, looping
edition of 3 Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery

Alongside exhibiting in gallery contexts Fusinato has had a long history of working with (and making) experimental music. He has released many editions of conceptual music related artefacts. His sound works explore the language of noise. His primary focus is on the unconventional use and abuse of the electric guitar and related electronic devices. ‘He extends the traditional language of the guitar to distressed oblivion, compounding deracinated electronic detritus into over-amplified dreamweapons, unleashing tsunamis of ecstatic free noise’. His new solo record Ripping Skies on US noise label No Fun Productions will be released in July 2009. Apart from his solo performances Fusinato also plays in the duo POLETOPRA (with composer Anthony Pateras).