A Dance for Paul Klee | Studies in Motion

Art Life , Exhibitions Sep 13, 2014 No Comments

From Sharne Wolff

Flatline, a collaboration between artist Todd Fuller and dancer/choreographer Carl Scibberas, presents a new take on the performance drawing genre. Using the flowing movement of a dancer on a beach, the Flatline artists have produced an innovative video composed from an animated sequence of drawings. Set to a soundtrack by Mitch Mollison, and linking, almost imperceptibly, the movement of dancer and artist,A Dance for Paul Kleedraws attention to “the marks we make and the traces we leave behind”.

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Also showing is Studies in Motion, a series of works that include drawings on paper by Fuller that evolved from the workshop performances, which led to the final video. Employing a variety of mediums including collage, ink, acrylic paint, charcoal and graphite, Fuller has produced a number of animated ‘stills’ that elegantly capture each balletic moment. These provide a wonderful contrast to The Possibility of a Footprint in Blue, a sculpture comprised of a pair of workman-style boots. Cast in crayons in the darkest of blues, the boots provide mediation between male and female, tough and playful, sincere and flippant. At the same time they’re a solid reminder of the dedication and labour of the artist – whoever they may be.

Until October 4
Brenda May Gallery, Waterloo
Pic: Todd Fuller, Medusa’s Duet 2014, collage, acrylic, ink, pastel and antique paper on paper (framed) 76 x 111cm. Courtesy the artist and Brenda May Gallery.

Sharne Wolff

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