Towards An Affective Measure
2021
Language is A River, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne

Towards an Affective Measure 2021
single-channel audio installation; 6 minutes 19 seconds, looped 3 whiteboards and carpet tiles,
sound design: Alyx Dennison and Evelyn Ida Morris
whiteboard drawings: Queering Accounting initiative.

Other Accounts 2021
edititoned performance; one-on-one walking conversation with the artist conducted via mobile phone, screen-print poster
duration: 20 minutes


Towards an Affective Measure by was created for Language Is a River and developed from a residency the artist undertook with Monash Business School in May 2021. The installation combines the material aesthetic of the artist’s temporary residency office with an audio narrative that Rodigari has based on phrases and remarks collected during walking conversations with Monash accounting academics. A technique that has become core to Rodigari’s practice, the artist’s crowd-sourced and collective commentaries work as exhibits of social/academic discourse as well as capsule demonstrations of the self formed in dialogue. This new work continues Rodigari’s interest in themes of art, work, labour and value as an allegorical tale of late-stage capitalism.

The drawings in this installation have been contributed by academics from the Queering Accounting initiative including Associate Professor Nick McGuigan, Dr Lisa Powell (both Monash Business School) and Dr Alessandro Ghio (Université Laval, Québec).  











 
 


Towards an Affective Measure, 2021. Install view, ‘Language is A River, MUMA. Photo credit Christian Capurro.

Towards an Affective Measure, 2021. Install detail, ‘Language is A River, MUMA. Photo credit Christian Capurro.

Other Accounts, 2021. Install detail, ‘Language is A River, MUMA. Photo credit Christian Capurro.