Outside Time: animation and abstraction

Outside Time: animation and abstraction is part of a program of contemporary Australian and international video art, screening for one hour each afternoon, over five days.

Screening Program

David Noonan, A Dark and Quiet Place, 2017, film, 27 min 4 sec

A Dark and Quiet Place is Noonan’s return to the medium of film since the early 2000s. Retaining a basis in theatre and utilising archival imagery, the densely layered film evolves over time in a manner more associative of a montage and collusion of representation and abstraction.

Daniel von Sturmer, These Constructs (empty white space), 2014, single-channel High Definition digital video, 16:9, colour, 8 min

These Constructs (empty white space) takes light as its ostensible subject, depicted through a white construction that appears to delineate both interior and exterior space. The video depicts a single, simple action, occurring as if by ‘action at a distance’, and propelled into motion by invisible or non-local forces. To consider the oddity of perception is to remember that the self is a subjective being, whose experience is fundamentally different to others.

Daniel Crooks, High Street (After Ruscha), 2017, single-channel video, 2:1, 4K, stereo sound, 17 min 52 sec

This video documents the artist’s local neighbourhood in High Street, Preston, in which he has sought to capture its ‘authentic old school character before it is lost’. The title pays homage to American artist Edward Ruscha’s photographic documentation of the infamous Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles as ‘the ultimate card-board cut out town’. It is precisely the two-dimensional flatness presented in each page of Ruscha’s concertina books that is clearly referenced in Crooks’ work.

Shaun Gladwell, The Dutchman and Senta Together, 2013, hand-drawn animation on iPad, framed, looped, black and white, silent, 20 x 25 cm

Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman is interpreted as a looped animation in Gladwell’s The Dutchman and Senta Together. The opera’s central protagonists, lovers The Dutchman and Senta, are depicted as two eternally crying human skulls, a graphic distillation of their story’s tragic ending and the opera’s core themes of love and sacrifice. The simple linework animation, whose tattoo-like form refers to the sailors who populate the opera, is produced in the style of direct drawing onto film pioneered by artists such as Norman McLaren and Len Lye. It is rendered here on the iPad, a contemporaneous medium, as was film for McLaren and Lye.

Co-curated by Kelli Alred and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

Presented in partnership with Anna Schwartz Gallery.

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Date

Thu 5 Sep
4–5pm

Venue

Accessibility

The venue requires stair access

Entry

Free

Biographies

Daniel Crooks

Daniel Crooks works predominantly in video, photography and sculpture. He is best known for his digital video and photographic works that capture and alter time and motion. Crooks manipulates digital imagery and footage as though it were a physical material. He breaks time down, frame by frame. The resulting works expand our sense of temporality by manipulating digital ‘time slices’ that are normally imperceptible to the human eye.

Shaun Gladwell

Shaun Gladwell’s practice engages personal experience and a wider speculation of art history to examine the dynamics of contemporary culture. Gladwell transposes forms of urban expression such as skateboarding, graffiti, BMX bicycle riding, break-dancing and extreme sports into the multiple mediums of his practice. These performances, videos, paintings, photographs, sculptures and virtual reality works make discursive investigations into forms of creativity and notions of freedom.

David Noonan

Encompassing collage, printmaking, sculpture, film, and installation, David Noonan’s practice draws upon an exhaustive image archive that conflates twentieth century avant-garde and subcultural histories. Adopting a methodical approach to selection, Noonan seamlessly references theatre, film, design, architecture, dance and music from both eastern and western cultures.

Daniel von Sturmer

Daniel von Sturmer’s practice involves a range of media and approaches including video, photography and installation. His works orchestrate a field of relations between people and things, light and space, video and time, where the encounter between audience and artwork reveals a dialectical interplay of viewer and viewed. His approach is experimental, playfully testing expectations of quotidian occurrences and ordinary experience.

Image

Daniel Crooks, High Street (After Ruscha), 2017, single-channel video, 2:1, 4K, stereo sound, 17 min 52 sec. Sound by Byron Scullin with additional arrangement by Daniel Crooks © Daniel Crooks. Courtesy the artist & Anna Schwartz Gallery

This event has now finished

Date

Thu 5 Sep
4–5pm

Venue

Anna Schwartz Gallery
185 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

Accessibility

The venue requires stair access

Entry

Free