In collaboration with Public Assembly (http://publicassembly.com.au/) Roseanne co-produced a performative and social compendium of jewellery concepts and techniques, with input drawn from Melbourne’s contemporary jewellery maker community.
Operating from a studio located in Public Assembly’s converted van situated on the streets of Melbourne, PDF Exchange was activated alongside programmed Radiant Pavilion events.
Synthesising DIY tutorials with traditional training methods, PDF Exchange facilitated an alternate framework for how-to transmission. The project acquired momentum through daily repetition of a jeweller’s task with conceptual and technical resolutions generated via verbal instruction – sharing of specialised know-how between a revolving visiting instructor participant ‘VIP’ and an in residence novice maker. Stylistic variations were observed, abstracted and annotated as sequences of movement or verb chain, by an in house dedicated scribe.