Liquid, through the eyes of Ken Burns

Benson, Lisa Julie (2007) Liquid, through the eyes of Ken Burns. Composite Realities Amid Time and Space: Recent Art and Photography, Centre of Contemporary Photography (CCP), Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia.

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Exhibited in Composite Realities Amid Time and Space: Recent Art and Photography. This exhibition presents new works by Australian and international artists who use photography in combination with other components including: paint, site, time, light, to address questions regarding perception, memory and being. The exhibition is informed by the following considerations: 1 The concept of the Composite: Henri Bergson defined the composite as a construction / model where things different in kind are reconciled through our experience over time ( duration). The composite artwork therefore embraces ideas of complexity and multiplicity, allowing for different conventions and materials to coexist within singular works and for shifting contents to become apparent over the time of viewing. 2 The use of a visual language informed by Non objective art, Conceptual and performative practices in order to raise questions concerning the nature of photography as an object/language/experience in the world i.e. what a photograph is as well what it is of. 3 The need to make works which explore how photography mediates our interrogation, construction and perception of the real amid the world. The exhibition will be responsive to the conditions of CCP. Given the ambition of the project and the substantial nature of the works, we wish to use the whole of CCP with the exception of the education gallery, in order to give each artist appropriate space and scope to explore the above issues in original ways. Many works function in series, or require space between them. The above issues although pertinent to much contemporary practice have been little explored in the Australian context. Curated by Dr David Thomas (RMIT).

Item Type:Contribution to a Show/Exhibition
Keywords that describe the item:Time, Photography, Center Of Contemporary Photography Dr David Thomas
Subjects:N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > ND Painting
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions:Schools > School of Media Arts
ID Code:703
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Deposited On:20 Apr 2010 02:57
Last Modified:10 Jul 2020 02:37

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