The entry to jeweller Susan Cohn’s basement workshop on Flinders Lane, Melbourne, contains a small window. Within it, Cohn displays various objects – pieces of her own work, and the work of others.
At present, Workshop 3000’s window is stuffed full of harlequin-print plastic. This multi-coloured crush not only provides some respite from the grey uniformity of its surrounds, it also exists as a relic of a performance by video artists Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano. The plastic sheet was a prop in their new video work, Neon, currently on display at Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, and it is Cohn who has written a (forthcoming) text to accompany the exhibition.