18th Jan till 6th Feb, 2011
Louise Francis’ installation entitled ‘PEEP’ draws the public into playing out their voyeuristic tendencies. A peephole runs from the glass of the window, accessible to the public, into window99’s studios behind, normally hidden from the public. Through three images in the second window space Francis then plays on the public’s anxieties of being at the receiving end of voyeurism as they are shown images of the outside world taken from within the enclosed studio, reminding us that there are two openings to a peephole.
window99 was an installation space in the window of 99 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. It was a not-for-profit, artist focused space, open 24 hours a day, everyday.
window99 offer an alternative to exhibiting art within the white cube by moving the gallery into the public setting. This also provided artists with an opportunity to exhibit their work within a highly exposed, flexible window box for an affordable rate.
The New Venture
window99 has now resolved with a new space three doors up being the next venture for Marie and Leo. The new initiative is called Conduit Arts and continues the window99 and Rollerdoor Performance Space focus on bringing emerging artists, musician and performers together along with their audiences. Check out the new space at conduitarts.org