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Blurring the Boundaries

Craig Walsh, 30 sec, Australia, 2004. Digital Video

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Produced and Directed by: Craig Walch
Editor: Steven Thomasson
Original installation in Hanoi, Vietnam, made possible thanks to: Asialink, Australia Council for the Arts, Vietnam Institute of Architects, Australian Embassy in Hanoi
SBS Independent: Commissioning Editor: Glenys Rowe
ACMI: Executive Producer: Clare Stewart
ACMI: Production Manager: Philippa Campey
© Craig Walsh

ARTV: produced with the assistance of ACMI and SBS Independent


Repurposing documentation of his wild installation, where unexpected images are projected onto a shop window in Vietnam, Craig Walsh captures the interaction between art and its audience.

Biography - Craig Walsh

Born 1969, lives and works in Brisbane.

Walsh is an installation artist who has exhibited and collaborated both nationally and internationally. Primarily interested in site-specific projects and the exploration of alternative contexts for contemporary art, his work often utilises projection in response to existing environments and contexts. Walsh has been awarded international residencies and has exhibited throughout Asia. He has produced work for festival environments and has recently completed a range of permanent and temporal public art commissions in Australia. Recent exhibition venues include: Havana Biennale, Cuba; Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art; Sydney Festival; Womad Singapore/Adelaide; and Queensland Biennial Festival of Music.

Artist Statement - Craig Walsh

'Blurring The Boundaries was developed and produced during a three-month Asialink residency in Hanoi in 2001, hosted by the Vietnam Institute of Architects. As the title suggests, the objective of the work was to blur the distinctions between art and architecture while juxtaposing the natural and built environments. The content responds to the immediate environment and references a common mode of presentation for glass shopfronts in Vietnamese restaurants. An everyday occurrence becomes extraordinary through the manipulation of scale and subverting the function of architectural space. Viewable only from the street, this busy road was often completely blocked as the public attempted to interpret this curious intervention.'

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