This curated in-gallery and online video space features a rotating display of new and experimental video.
TRAVIS H HEINRICH | PROSTHETIC SKY
[16 May – 3 July 2016]
Travis H Heinrich, Prosthetic Sky, 2013, HD video (19m 22s) | Courtesy of the artist
Prosthetic Sky is a portrait of failures. Initially developed as a satirical response to Canberra’s centenary celebrations in 2013, the work was inspired by the artificial Lake Burley Griffin which, now polluted, has become a distorted mutation of the ‘natural’ beauty that it mimics. Similarly, for Prosthetic Sky, Heinrich has developed his own synthetic nature: an artificial ‘blue’ sky designed to offer a tantalising reprieve from Canberra’s perpetual grey. However, like Lake Burley Griffin, the blue sky becomes a shambolic reminder of attempts to ‘improve’ and domesticate nature, and the ambiguous legacy of the Garden City movement.
Part of BLINDSIDE SCREEN SERIES 2016 | Guest curators Simone Hine + Kyle Weiss
Travis H Heinrich graduated with first-class honours in 2011 from the ANU School of Art, and is currently living and working in Melbourne. Travis is a multi-disciplinary artist, who works with the moving image, immersive installation, and contemporary interpretations of tromp l’oeil. His practice explores escapism, the subjective perception of his everyday surroundings and phenomenology.
PAST FEATURED ARTISTS
Nathan Gray, Works < 30s No.46-55 – with Lou Hubbard, 2015, HD video (6m 19s) | Courtesy of the artist [28 March – 15 May 2016] Curated by Martina Copley.
Chantal Fraser, It Hangs With Rattlesnakes and Rubbish, 2013, HD colour video, (4m 15s) | Courtesy of the artist [15 February – 27 March 2016] Curated by Alison Kubler as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Cultural Program Project Series.
Juliet Carpenter, Ingénue, 2015, HD colour video, (6m 40s) | Courtesy of the artist [12 January – 14 February 2016]
Julie Rrap, Fleshpool, 2004, digital video, 60-second duration (continuous loop) | Courtesy of the artist and ARC ONE Gallery [23 November 2015 – 11 January 2016]
Neon Kohkom [CAN], All the time, Everywhere, 2015 (1m 50s) | Courtesy of the artist [12 October – 22 November 2015]
Antony Riddell, reading at The Dan O’Connell Hotel, 29 August 2015, (3m 39s) | Courtesy of the artist [3 September – 11 October 2015]
William Mackrell (GBR), Deux Chevaux, 2011, (6m 48s) | Courtesy of the artist [20 July – 3 September 2015]
Tromarama (IND), The Charade, 2014, (3m 54s) | Courtesy of the artist [26 May – 20 July 2015]
Gabrielle Leah New, States of Being, 2014 (3m 51s) | Courtesy of the artist [21 April – 26 May 2015]
Matthew Harris, Lassie, 2013 (1m 57s) | Courtesy of the artist [2 March – 21 April 2015]
Genevieve Pikó, Does She Know, 2014 (1m 50s) | Courtesy of the artist [6 January – 1 March 2015]
Zoe Scoglio, Resonant Ruins, 2014 (3m 49s) | Courtesy of the artist [25 November 2014 – 5 January 2015]
Kawita Vatanajyankur, Soaked, 2013 | Courtesy of the artist [6 October – 24 November 2014]
Inez de Vega, Dying Not to Be, 2013, (8m 20s) | Courtesy of the artist [17 August – 6 October 2014]
Tania Smith, Untitled (Refrain), 2013, (1m 10s silent) | Courtesy of the artist [9 July – 16 August 2014]
Dylan Hammond, There are difficulties involved in maintaining a healthy constitution, HD video, 2013, (10m 58s) | Courtesy of the artist [15 May – 5 July 2014]
Jessie Scott, The Coburg Plan, Video (from original 35mm slides), 2014, (4m 26s) | Courtesy of the artist [31 March – 14 May 2014]
Boe-Lin Bastian, Jellies. Coupling Series 2010, HD Video, (4m 13s) | Courtesy of the artist [29 January – 31 March 2014]