Violent Light

Exhibitions Feb 15, 2011 2 Comments

Sean Rafferty in association with Gallery 9 present

At the Chauvel Cinema
One Night Only Screening: Friday February 25th 2011 6pm – 9pm. FREE ENTRY
Chauvel Cinema, Paddington Town Hall, Cnr Oxford Street and Oatley Road.

Taking its name from both the rapidly flickering light of cinematic imagery and the ultra violet light of the sun (and its consequent physicality on objects and bodies), VIOLENT LIGHT continues my use of sunlight to make images on paper. The sun-bleaching process involves painting a picture onto polyester film, which is then laid over paper and exposed to sunlight for a period of up to a month. The resulting image is a ‘ghost’ of the painting, a shadow-like silhouette, but varying in tonality across the image. The technique’s images are like the optical effects of after-imagery, and the TV damage effect known as screen-burn.

In place of the cinema’s screen is a large sheet of cardboard upon which a projection is cast. This projection is ‘sunbleached’ onto the cardboard, and it is the interplay between the film imagery and the surface of the screen that forms the basis of the work. Screenings are approximately 5 minutes and run in cycle from 6-9pm.

One night only (or by appointment). For more information contact Gallery 9.

This project has been kindly assisted by Gallery 9, Visy Board, Chauvel Cinema, and the Bondi Pavillion.

Gallery 9 9 darley st darlinghurst nsw 2010 t: + 61 2 9380 9909

Image: “Ultra Violet”, 2011, Inkjet print on paper, 30 x 40 cm.

Andrew Frost


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  2. ARTastic

    Sounds really interesting. I assume this is the artist’s description of the work (it refers to “my”) but who is he/she?

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