Workshop 3000 goes Neon

Facade of Workshop 3000, Flinders Lane, Melbourne

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.

Workshop 3000's display window

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.

Gabriella Mangano & Silvana Mangano, still from 'Neon', single channel video, 2010
Workshop 3000 goes Neon