perception, body, space & landscape transformed by the moving image
transfigure exhibition curatorial statement ian andrews drew berry paul brown ed burton justine cooper chris cunningham gina czarnecki char davies robert gligorov selectparks: acmipark stelarc mike stubbs steina vasulka tamás walizcky vikki wilson
transfigure public imaging exhibition reviews
The compelling artworks in the Transfigure exhibition demonstrate the artists' virtuosic command of film and 'new media' technologies. Many of the works also provoke questions about the broader implications of our ever-accelerating technological evolution.
In ACMI's Screen Gallery, Char Davies' immersive virtual environments* and Stelarc's cheeky computer-generated interlocutor, provide the thematic focus for Transfigure: technology, body and landscape. Thirteen other works by prominent Australian and international artists have been selected from ACMI's Exhibition Collection to further explore sublime tensions between technology and nature, space and perception, identity and image.
The Gallery is charged with an aesthetically diverse matrix of film and video, sonic spaces, biomedical visualisations, digitised bodies, artificial intelligence, game play, virtual constructions, and other startling images that transfix our gaze, transform our perceptions, and transmute our imaginings.
* Osmose and Ephémère will be exhibited from Monday 8 December 2003 to Sunday 4 April 2004. Individuals can make a booking to experience the stereoscopic 3D virtual environments of Char Davies' work. To book call ACMI reception on (03) 8663 2201 Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm.