Travis John | Let the Good Times Roll


 

Woody Allen, watching the Three Stooges

“How can you even think of killing yourself, isn’t it so stoopid? I mean, look at all the people up there on the screen, I mean, they’re real funny n, what if the worst IS true? What if there’s no Gawd and ya only go around once and that’s it. Well, you know, don’t you wanna be a part of the experience? You know, what the hell its not ALL a drag, and I’m thinkin to myself “Jeez I should stop ruining my life searching for answers I’m never gonna get, and just enjoy it while it lasts!”…. And you know, after, who knows, maybe there is something, nobody really knows, I know maybe is a really slim reed to hang your whole life on but that’s the best we have. And then I started to sit back, and I actually began to enjoy myself.”

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Travis holds a degree in music performance and composition, and a BFA Honours in sound and sculpture. He is currently undertaking a Master of Contemporary Arts @ VCA. Travis sometimes makes dumb sculptures and has shown them to people @ the Arts Centre, Sawtooth Gallery, Bruce Gallery, Platform, Conduit, Tinning st and Seventh Gallery. His practice also incorporates performance, most recently performing at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Arts Centre and the International Noise Conference. Last year he was awarded the New Work grant from the Australia Council.