Reversible Rotation exhibition on view until 2 November 2019.
10am-5pm Tuesday to Friday
Tolarno Galleries, in association with Martin Browne Contemporary, presents teamLab: Reversible Rotation, an exhibition of screen monitor works as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival 2019.
Visit the exhibition to see four mesmerising screen works: Waves of Light (12 screens), Reversible Rotation – Black in White (7 screens), Enso – Cold Light (single screen) and Reversible Rotation – Cold Light (single screen). The works explore the concept of Spatial Calligraphy and the movement of waves in water. More information at Melbourne International Arts Festival and teamLab.
Through the Mother 10 September 2019 – 18 January 2020
University of Queensland Art Museum
Elizabeth Willing‘s multi-sensory solo exhibition embraces how touch, taste and smell, inform our most poignant and powerful memories. The architecture of the space invites viewers to enter into a fragmented narrative that is pieced together by the artist through things that are familiar—a table, a stool, tea, wallpaper, a shed—but rendered strange by wax and bush, grease and hibiscus, valerian and patchouli.
Throughout the exhibition, tea is served for the audience. A mixture made by the artist and her mother, is a calming blend of valerian, passionflower, hibiscus, rooibos, and cinnamon; each ingredient possessing its own medicinal benefits, from the soothing of anxieties to the ceasing of inflammation. The artist has sought to give both physical and ephemeral form to memories of her mother, conveyed through smell, taste, and texture. Tea served daily 10.00–11.00am, 2.30–3.30pm
Image: Elizabeth Willing Through the Mother 2019 installation. Photograph courtesy UQ Art Museum and Simon Woods
The works examine the powerful currents between horses as they negotiate consent and desire during mating season. We are drawn inside the kinetic swirl of the herd where hooves, flicking tails and outstretched limbs offer an intimate encounter across the species divide. Shot in the heat of a February summer’s night, on the artist’s birthday, the charged atmosphere is palpable.
Night Horse (2019) continues themes explored in Gebhardt’s recent video installations Lovers (2018) and Evanescence (2018), both selected for the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, and There Are No Others (2016) presented at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. They thread a trajectory of connected ideas concerning nakedness as the barest form of identity and deep time cycles of matter – life, death, decay.
Amos Gebhardt presents Spooky Action: An Encounter between Poetics and Science
A Writing & Concepts lecture for Talk Contemporary
4.30pm Sunday 15 September 2019
Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks
Image: Amos Gebhardt Parallax 2019, archival inkjet pigment print, 122 x 163 cm