Name

The Telepathy Project

About

Australian based artists Sean Peoples and Veronica Kent are engaged in a critical practice based on the possibilities of telepathic communication. Telepathy serves as an extended metaphor and working methodology through which they explore alternate ways of being, communicating and collaborating, and acts as the premise for the setting up of encounters that test and provoke such relationships. These projects have been realised in Australia, Spain, France, Germany and India in public, university and Artist Run spaces.

SEAN PEOPLES
March 6, 1986. Born Melbourne, Australia
2007 Diploma of Education. University of Melbourne
2004-2006 Bachelor of Fine Art/Painting, Victorian College of the Arts.

VERONICA KENT
July 7, 1970. Born Sydney, Australia.
2012 PhD, University of Melbourne.
2004- 2007 Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours. University of Melbourne
Veronica's website veronicakent.com

AWARDS, GRANTS and RESIDENCIES
2011 Australia Council for the Arts, Barcelona Residency
2010 Bundanon Trust Residency
2008 Arts Victoria Presentation Grant
2008 City of Melbourne ‘Young Artists' Grant
2007 Janet Holmes a’ Court Grant

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013
Dreaming The Collection Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia.
Dream Paintings Gertrude Contemporary, Vic, Australia
Dreaming The Arabian Sea (en)counters festival, Mumbai, India

2012
The Telepathy ProjectVCA Margaret Laurence Gallery

2011
Telepathy and Love, Australia Council for the Arts Studio and Apartment, Barcelona, Spain
Speech Objects Musée de l'Objet, Blois, France
Telepathy and Love, West Space, Melbourne Australia.

2010
Speech and What Archive,Y3K Gallery, Melbourne Australia

2009
Once More With Feeling, VCA Margaret Laurence Gallery,curated by Meredith Turnbull, Vic, Australia.
Transformation, Moving Galleries/Creative Spaces, Melbourne, Aus.

2008
The Telepathy Project, for the 2008 Next Wave Festival. Forum Theatre, Vic.
Electromagnetic Imaginary: Redux, Spectrum Project Space, WA, Aus

2007
You Are Probably My Favourite Person In The Whole World, curated by Hooray For Humans, The Academy, Long Beach California, USA.
Provisional Investigations,curated by Melanie Irwin, George Paton Gallery, Vic. Aus.
Electromagnetic Imaginary, AREA Contemporary Art Space, Vic, Aus.

2006
Telepathy Lecture, Federation Hall, VCA , Vic. Aus.
WOOD : The Telepathy Project Group Show, IIBL , Melbourne, Australia

2005
All Night Telepathy “My Reality” CUBE37, curated by Amanda Slacksmith, Frankston Arts Centre, Vic. Aus.

EVENTS WITH A CONSTRUCTED WORLD
2012The Speakeasy Medicine Show Ian Potter Museum, Melbourne
2010 Fragments In A Constructed World Plausible Artworlds, Basekamp, Philadelphia, USA.
2010 The Speakeasy Medicine Show, Belleville Biennale, Paris, France.
2010 Speech and What Archive,Y3K Gallery, Melbourne Australia, replayed for Explaining Contemporary Art to Live Eels #6, Double Blind,Villa Arson for A Constructed World. Nice, France.
2008 Explaining Contemporary Art To Live Eels,in collaboration with ‘Superflou’ as part of the A Constructed World exhibition ‘Saisons Increase’, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France.
2007 Explaining Contemporary Art To Live Eels,(in collaboration with A Constructed World) Increase Your Uncertainty, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Jeff Khan, ‘Big, Intimate and Fearless’, REALTIME 84, 2008
Fiona Scott-Norman, ‘Do You See What I See’, THE AGE, May 16, 2008
Anneke Jaspers (ed.),‘The Telepathy Project’, RUNWAY #11, 2008
Leon Goh, ‘The Telepathy Project’ Text Camp Reader, 2008
Tony Reck, 'Exotic Intimacies', REALTIME 86, 2008
Meredith Turnbul, The Telepathy Project, SPEECH, 2008
Penny Modra, 'In the frame', THE AGE, 2008
Dylan Rainforth/Ann Marsh/Meredith Turnbull, ‘Once More With Feeling',ExCat. 2009
Melissa Loughnan, ‘Skeptics V's Mystics’ RUNWAY #14, 2009
Lauren Bliss,'A Love Story' DISCIPLINE #3, 2013

*All works made collaboratively by Veronica Kent and Sean Peoples