THE WORLD AROUND US
A group exhibition at NorthSite Contemporary Arts
NorthSite curatorial statement
The World Around Us is a NorthSite Contemporary Art collection exhibition presenting works by ten artists; Alfonso Puautajimi, Bernard Vartuli, Bonemap Intermedia – Russell Milledge and Rebecca Youdell, Edward Koumans, John Pule, Josia Redestowicz, Kristin Tennyson, Sue Woodridge and Zane Saunders.
The exhibition ravels in the midst of global uncertainty, a time of great change that is affecting life on earth through a global pandemic; the good, the bad and the ugly.
The World Around Us through the works, allows viewers to self-reflect; through personal and emotional wellbeing, the importance of climate change and the environment, world trade and finances, wars, famine, migration and people, memory and time and effects of time in the future.
This exhibition has been curated by Aven Noah Jr and Teho Ropeyarn
2018 single channel version 06:17
A female body caught in the multiple and uncertain space of a mirror chamber is juxtaposed with anatomical imagery. The intention is to produce rich cognitive effects that amplify the ambiguity between form and pattern. The subject tranforms through video art into the effect of 19th century Regency wallpaper. The work explores the philosophical differences between fine art and decoration. Suggesting that a visual pattern is in itself a significant trigger for aesthetic memory.
The work incorporates digital video originally captured in 2002 using a standard definition camera. It has been remastered for exhibition as an Ultra High Definition work. This was possible because the work utilises a repeating pattern. During the original capture the subject performed within a specially constructed cylindrical mirror chamber. The room installation version of The Exquisite Resonance of Memory incorporates a multichannel video projection wrapped around the walls of the gallery floor to ceiling creating an animated wallpaper.
Bonemap - Rebecca Youdell and Russell Milledge
audio commission: Stephen Campbell
standard definition version first exhibited by KickArts Contemporary Arts in 2008
ultra high definition version exhibited by Meta Gallery Monaco in 2018