Tag: installation

Lethal Love

Haegue Yang

By Soo-Min Shim — 30 May, 2018

In one of the opening scenes of Billy Wilder’s archetypal film, Double Indemnity (1944), the protagonist Walter Neff walks around an unassuming living room typical of the late 1930s. He strolls nonchalantly past an armchair and two everyday lamps, but an ominous feeling still pervades the scene. A long shot frames Walter, causing the shadows…

Suburbia

Group Exhibition

By Paul Kelaita — 26 April, 2018

My mum’s voice rings out a warning-slash-admonishment in my head: ‘Make sure the stove is off.’ Even though I check regularly, responsibly, maybe excessively, sometimes I don’t trust myself. Other times I’m so lost in thought when checking the stove that I don’t actually check it. It’s this minor, but pervasive, homely anxiety that greets…

THE FRUIT WAS SWEETER THEN. THE FISH WERE MORE PLENTIFUL.

Jason Phu

By Soo-Min Shim — 23 March, 2018

‘I’m always aware that I was born here the moment I open my mouth’, writes Jason Phu in his latest installation The fruit was sweeter then. The fish were more plentiful. (2018). Showing at Alaska Projects and commissioned by ANTIDOTE, the installation is framed as the sister show to a larger exhibition entitled The Trace (on…

The Visitors

Heidi Axelsen and

Hugo Moline

By Carolyn Burns — 10 January, 2018

There’s a charming absurdity to many of the individual pieces that make up Heidi Axelsen and Hugo Moline’s The Visitors, a deceptively simple installation on eco futurist themes. There’s footage of a sapling being carried along a country road in a backpack like an infant in a baby carrier, a porous net veil that enables…

Princes Highway

JD Reforma

By Paul Kelaita — 21 December, 2017

I used to think the Princes Highway was called the Princess Highway. I was disappointed when I found out it wasn’t. I vaguely remember having a muted argument with one of my sisters about it, incredulous at the news. It was surprising because I hadn’t given the name much thought, so had taken it as…

Bad Ems

Emily Hunt

By Rebecca Gallo — 23 November, 2017

What makes a chair a chair? Legs, a base, a back? How abstract can a chair become before it’s completely unrecognisable – before it turns into a creature or a sculpture or a hatstand? I remember walking through a room – I’m pretty sure it was at the National Gallery of Victoria, or maybe the…

INSIDE

Curated by

Stella Rosa McDonald and Rafaela Pandolfini

By Sarinah Masukor — 17 November, 2017

For the group exhibition, INSIDE, curators Stella Rosa McDonald and Rafaela Pandolfini have brought together a collection of new and old works that signify unstable, recalcitrant and predominantly female bodies. Some of the nineteen artists included fit this interpretive framework plainly, while others stretch into more complex conceptual terrain – the body, if it is…