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Discover Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro’s spirit of adventur e and their uncanny ability to transform the everyday into something extrao rdinary in this first major museum survey in Australia showcasing 20 of the ir most significant pieces as well as a newly-commissioned sculpture.

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Be awed and intrigued by their playful reinvention of prefabricated stru ctures and the conversion of everyday objects into phenomenal sculptures an d installations. Discover how these immense works also broach concerns rele vant to people’s daily lives\, such as the cost of living\, problems of ove rpriced real-estate\, the need for space\, consumerism and the desire for t hings to be better in the future than they are today.

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Your attachme nt to place and property is questioned in several works looking at the conc ept of ‘home’ where Healy and Cordeiro have acquired\, dismantled and reass embled large-scale domestic dwellings – an entire suburban house in the Cordial Home Project (2003)\, a well-loved caravan in Wohnwagen ( Flatpack / Past Times) (2006-07)\, and an old Queensland farm house in Not Under My Roof (2008).

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Explore how the artist’s nomadi c lifestyles are reflected in works referencing transportation and the prac ticalities of storing and moving material possessions. In Par Avion (2011)\, a Cessna 172 aeroplane is dissected into 70 small pieces which a re posted to the exhibition destination and re-arranged into the shape of t he original plane. The monumental Life Span (2009)\, made from a s tack of 175\,218 used VHS video tapes\, equates the number of hours it woul d take to view these tapes consecutively with the average human life expect ancy in 1976 (the year the VHS tape was released).

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Some installatio ns will challenge your notions of security\, such as the daring new commiss ion Stasis (2012)\, which creates a sense of potential accident or threat\, positioning a suspended light aircraft outside the MCA’s building .

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Admire the sheer scale and ambition of Healy and Cordeiro’s works in this free exhibition\, while also being reminded of the wreckage and de struction that goes hand-in-hand with human aspiration.

DTEND:20121202 DTSTAMP:20141025T024849 DTSTART:20121004 GEO:-33.860064;151.208954 LOCATION:MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art\, Sydney\,140 George Street The R ocks\nSydney\, NSW 2000 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Exhibition\, Sean Cordeiro\, Claire Healy UID:233230 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20121004T170000 DTSTAMP:20141025T024849 DTSTART:20121004T100000 GEO:-33.860064;151.208954 LOCATION:MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art\, Sydney\,140 George Street The R ocks\nSydney\, NSW 2000 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Exhibition\, Sean Cordeiro\, Claire Healy UID:233231 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR