This show brings together six Central Victorian artists who use lens based techniques to question ideas of place, the natural environment and their community through times of transition and change.
This exhibition began with the intention that each of the artists would use analogue photography to enforce a structure of slowness and add an extra layer of complexity to the show. As a collective in a world where we have spent a year diving in and out of isolation, the essence of what we once decided has changed and an unusual thread has occurred. If analogue photography can be seen as becoming obsolete, so too are the buildings and towns and sites snapped up by the artists in this exhibition. Humans reclaim their right to skate and the play of light through the analogue lens marks a moment captured, before it disappears entirely with the ongoing obsolescence of film.
In order to contemplate their world and embrace how we may see the same things differently, these times have certainly shifted the emphasis of what has been achievable and given us the chance to offer what it is we hold so closely in our hands.
Featuring work by:
Felix Wilson Leonie Van Eyk Fuzz Guzzardi
Jessie Boylan Melissa Willard Simon Browne
( They do say the sky is blue, and yes, it certainly looks blue from down here, but the sky is actually made up of all the colours of the rainbow that the sky has embraced with open arms, except blue, the one colour it has firmly rejected. The sky has sent all that blue strait down to us. But that begs the question: What has the sky done with all the other colours? Well, l have made it my mission in life to find out. After exhaustive research l have come to the inescapable conclusion that all the other colours are still trapped in the sky, and they only way to release them from their invisible prism, sorry prison, is to play exactly the right tone of music.For many fruitless years our dedicated team here at SkyLab have been looking for that exact tone. The one perfect note that will release all the pent up colours of the rainbow in one glorious moment. When we find it you will know about it.
You will think you are on the greatest acid trip of your whole life. - editor)
WARNING - This show contains dead rats. Not photos of dead rats, actual dead rats!
Disclaimer - No animals were harmed in the making of this art work.
The rats were already very, very dead!
Don’t know when this show ends. Jeremy didn’t tell me.