New Media Video Installation by Atanas Djonov
Studio One, UNSW, Gate 2, High Street Kensington (straight ahead, next to Io Myers Studio)
November 11, 6–8pm.
Exhibition dates and times: November 9–19, 10.30am–5.30pm
Compass II is a new media video installation environment constructed for interplay between audience members and its author. The installation consists of a marine compass and four screens that are aligned with the four major geographic directions (East, West, North and South). Made from canvas and a rectangular wooden frame, each screen resembles a propaganda poster (‘agit?plakat’). The installation has four audio-visual channels and includes a database comprising nine stand-alone single-channel video works created by the artist in the period 2003-2009 and raw footage and video segments from various stages of the development of each work. The images show various vacant and populated locations from two different geographic and socio-cultural environments – Australia and Bulgaria – in which the artist has been both a passive observer and an active participant, and are accompanied by subtitled international revolutionary and traditional Balkan folk songs.