12-29 November | CHRISTOPHER HANDRAN | Time LapseTime Lapse continues Christopher Handran’s exploration of the mediation of experience by apparatuses and the use of the gallery space as a laboratory of perceptual affect. His works foreground the perceptual dimensions of spectatorship, bringing the viewer face to face with the apparatus, or immersing them within its workings. His practice enacts a makeshift media archaeology, often revisiting or reinterpreting devices at the historical intersections of art and science, ranging from the camera obscura to today’s global dissemination of digital images. Time Lapse considers the relationship between the gallery and the world outside, creating a space in which to watch time passing. Read more
12-29 November | CELESTE ALDAHN | Maiden, Mother, CroneCeleste Juliet Aldahn is an Adelaide based inter-disciplinary artist. Her work focuses on the interconnectivity of third-wave feminism and new-age spirituality, focusing upon adolescent and early adult popular culture female imagery and experience. As a continuation of her research, Maiden, Mother, Crone presents new sculpture and video works, incorporating experimental sound and performance, manifested through methods and techniques that embrace the causality of error. Through parody and play, parallels are drawn between the spiritual and sexual, hinting to the hidden histories of women, while ‘beauty’ is employed as terrorist tactic to subvert the notion of “feminization” and investigate the dichotomy of glamour and the grotesque. The Australian Artists’ Grant is a NAVA initiative, made possible through the generous sponsorship of Mrs Janet Holmes à Court and the support of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts. Grateful acknowledgement to The Helpmann Academy. Read more
PLAY | ZOE SCOGLIOZoe Scoglio, Resonant Ruins, 2014 (3:49 minutes) | Courtesy of the artist.
An archaeological study, a site responsive video, made in conversation with metals found around the Upfield train line. Resonant Ruins contemplates the varied forms raw materials take during their life cycles, the temporal nature of our own existence and the remnants we leave behind. Initially created for a lane way at night, this work continues an enquiry into the points in which the human and non-human worlds intersect. See more