Illuminations: Video Music

Art Life , Exhibitions Jan 25, 2013 No Comments

From Andrew Frost

The sleeping beauty that is Bondi Pavilion has an exhibition and performance space aptly named The Seagull Room. On Friday February 1 for one-night-only, the gallery plays host to Video Music, the seventh iteration of the Illuminations Screening program. The exhibition features the work of ten artists, Angela Garrick, Ella Barclay, Harley Ives, Joel Stern & Pia Borg, Kusum Normoyle, Lucy Phelan & Matthew Hopkins, Marcus Cook and Pia Van Gelder.


Curated by Hopkins, Video Music explores the complex nature of sound and image in contemporary art through a range of screen based, projected, sculptural, and interactive works. Among the artists is the petite screamer Normoyle whose vocal stylings offer up short but intense bursts of noise. Normoyle’s Seeking Structural Isolation: Breath of a Construct, (2012) features the artist performing with Spomenik in a work commemorating the battle of Sutjeska during WWII.

Barclay’s installations explore the mysterious aesthetic meeting of science and art and for Video Music she installs a temporary multimedia installation engaging with terror and unchartered quests for the oceanic sublime. Joel Stern and Pia Borg’s Untitled presents a multi-channel video installation investigating audio-visual patterns and textures generated by various configurations of coloured LED’s and light-sensitive synthesizers.

Friday, February 1, 6-9pm
Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach.
Pic: Joel Stern & Pia Borg, Untitled, 2013.

Andrew Frost

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