Jack Randell

www.fishdog.com.au
Cementa Artwork at Fleur's Garage

Free PINs

Materials | Calligraphy, paint, cardboard, performance

Free PINs challenges conceptions of contemporary identity and the non-poetry of corporate aesthetics. Counter to the privacy conventions of furtive, internalised Personal Identification Numbers, Free PINs offers handmade calligraphy PINS – brushed digits from a random number generator. This is art of disclosure – a PIN created for display in celebration of where and who we are.

1. Jack Randell, Free PINS, 2017. photo Ian Hobbs
1. Jack Randell, Free PINS, 2017. photo Ian Hobbs
Jack Randell's bio:

In 2008 Randell had a solo exhibition of video/paintings at Carriageworks in Sydney following a residency at Artspace. His work has been selected in prizes including Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Kilgour Prize and Hazelhurst Works on Paper. In 2012 Randell produced collaborative artworks in Germany and Spain that were included in a solo exhibition in Barcelona. His most recent international collaboration, Ota juku (after Hiroshige), was first exhibited at the Minokamo Culture Forest Museum in Japan in February 2014. In 2015–16 Randell curated Pen to Power, an exhibition integrating health and creative journeys.

Our lives are partitioned by identity, meaning and composure; the ciphers of who or what we seem to be. The data harvesters silo-up the current crop, and seduce us with yet more choices. Ready to make us fulfilled. Cultural validity, by contrast, is based on soft but substantial values such as sincerity, goodwill and respect. Edges developing within the system. Incidents can be re-imaged, compared and over-layered with others into unexpected events, an aesthetic that requires the modest faith of perpetually arriving.

2. Jack Randell, Free PINS, 2017. photo Ian Hobbs
2. Jack Randell, Free PINS, 2017. photo Ian Hobbs