Anthony Goicolea, Selected Photography; Irena Hanenbergh, Presence between Alborz and Hekla; Inbtween, Grant Corbishley.
(Gallery 1 & 2)
As you step into Anthony Goicolea's exhibition of photographs and DVD's, you enter his world of childhood fantasies and fears. The New York based artist is mostly recognised for his multiple self-portraits, where clones of himself appear in his digitally altered realities. Frequently portraying himself as an adolescent schoolboy, Goicolea brings a sense of innocence to his often provocative images. Works like Double Dare draw attention to adolescent sexual experiments, with Goicolea and his clone both licking a frozen clothesline in the snow. As Goicolea states, 'I am interested in ways of dealing with the body and self perceptions, identity and ego and narcissism, particularly through using multiple self-portraits, exaggerated narcissism and alter ego.'
Presence between Alborz and Hekla
Irena Hanenbergh's exhibition, Presence between Alborz and Hekla is a print based installation which explores the supernatural, the fairytale and genres of fantasy/myth aesthetics. Incorporating imagery reminiscant of mythological archetypes, witchcraft, Egyptian iconography, secret Druid ceremonies and Nordic fairytales, the work draws on darker forces and disturbing aspects of what are generally perceived as harmless themes in traditional representations of fantasy subject matter and the supernatural fairytale.
Inbtween is a collaborative art project that uses the web in collaboration with a video installation. The web page (www.inbtween.net.nz) allows remote net users to create their own images and sound. These can then be sent to the computer in the 'local' installation. Then, when a gallery viewer walks in front of the e-Media computer monitor, their real-time image is superimposed amongst the images on the monitor screen. A unique interface, comprised of wooden buttons, provides gallery viewers with the opportunity to rearrange the image before it is sent back out to the web. Inbtween is a collaboration between Grant Corbishley, Sam Doyle from 3D Creative Ltd, and Ben Wrigton, Mark North and Robert Ellis from Podmedia. Their focus has been to 'reprogram space to become the space inbtween'.
Plus, the final lecture in this year's Photogenic Lecture Series:
November 26 [6.30pm]
Principally known as a photographer, Melbourne-based Indigenous artist Destiny Deacon also works with video, and is a writer, broadcaster and performer. Her work, which is produced from her living room/studio in Brunswick, employs irony and 'blak' humour to make challenging statements about Western perceptions of Aboriginal people. This is a rare opportunity to hear Deacon speak in depth about her practice, Indigenous issues and the contemporary context.
Destiny Deacon was born of K'ua K'ua and Erub/Mer peoples in Maryborough, Queensland. After working as a history teacher, she began taking photographs in 1990 and first exhibited her work that same year. Deacon's work has since appeared in many major local and international exhibitions including Documenta 11 (2002), Yokohama Triennale (2001), Perspecta (1999 and 1993), Melbourne International Biennial (1999), the second Asia-Pacific Triennial (1996), Photography is Dead: Long Live Photography! (1996), the first Johannesburg Biennale (1995), and the fifth Havana Biennial (1994). She is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney.
All lectures Wednesday nights at CCP, 6.30pm
Tickets $7/$5 Bookings essential!
Image: a work by Antony Goicolea
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm
The Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria, a division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet. The CCP also acknowledges financial support of the Australia Council, the Federal Government's arts funding and advisory body.
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