If You Don't Want Everything to Come Apart by Lisa Sammut

Video and mixed media. 

This work considers the ways cosmic forms and forces mirror the dynamics, relations and dimensions of our social worlds. Centring on the formation and behaviour of star systems, the work uses the metaphorical qualities of interstellar movement as a way to reconsider the dynamics of human interaction, the role of the individual and the sway of the collective. The idea for this work began when reading about the revolutions of star clusters and how they form, interact, move together and eventually disperse. The work contrasts the behaviour of human systems and star systems to consider experiences of social connection, belonging and influence.

About the Artist

Lisa Sammut’s practice encompasses collage, sculpture, video and installation. Using a wide range of media, her experiential and poetic works oscillate between notions of cosmic perspective, connection and time. She has exhibited widely in Australia, undertaking several large-scale works for exhibitions including radial sign, Goulburn Regional Gallery (2023), a circular logic, Canberra Glassworks (2023), nightshifts, Buxton Contemporary (2023), and The National 2021: New Australian Art, The Art Gallery of New South Wales (2021). Her work has been recognised in several prizes including the John Fries Award, UNSW Galleries (2018) and Ramsay Art Prize, Art Gallery of South Australia (2021). Sammut currently lives and works in Kamberri/Canberra, ACT.



Image credit/s: Lisa Sammut, spheres of influence (2023) video still.

About the space

you’re okay by Brand X is an art activation space in the foyer and front window of the City of Sydney Creative Studios. The space brings contemporary and experimental digital, performance and installation art directly to the busy footpath of Bathurst Street and the daily city commuters. 

Showcasing local, national and the studio's in-residence talent, you're okay offers uncommon and unconventional art to take you out of your everyday.

you're okay is supported by the City of Sydney.   

Foyer opening hours: 7am – 11am Monday and Friday; 7am – 3pm Tuesday to Thursday; closed Saturday and Sundays.

Front window opening hours: 24 hours, 7 days/week.

The gallery has two spaces: 

The Window: As you walk along Bathurst street, peer into the City of Sydney Creative Studios front window to view artwork ranging from video, digital, performance and installation.

The Ground Floor: Located in OK COOL cafe & bar, showcasing installation, built environments, site-responsive art and sculptures, textiles and photography.

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