community guidelines

community guidelines @ tributary projects, act (2019)

‘Community Guidelines’ investigates the possibility of community asking if there can be a group of individuals that is truly communal. The idea of a true community in many people’s experience requires an avowal and/or registration of membership. In doing so, this act automatically creates criteria in which one can identify those individuals who are not desirable and/or are in violation of the community’s terms.

The exhibition space was partitioned off separating audience members on either side of the barrier positioning them ‘within community’ and ‘outside of community’. Those ‘outside of community’ encountered a set of repetitive and obnoxiously arranged community guidelines.

The partitions were dismantled and used as tables for a beginners synthesizer workshop facilitated by myself and rory stenning.


This project was assisted by a grant from Create NSW, an agency of the New South Wales Government. The NSW Artists’ Grant is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).