exploring What constitutes an "authentic" experience of nature (and whether it matters) through the digital lens ...
Attention Inner Tension (2020)
Online Performance Video
Commissioned by Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane.
Sharing the process of reclaiming and rehabilitating my attention from an intense, long-term interface with systems that have perpetuated a cycle of extraction, distraction, hyperactivity and disconnection from the body. I consider my individual attention as the building block for paying consistent, expanded, collective attention to the larger, systemic issues at hand, both within myself and external to myself. Post-burnout, in Covid context, I’m beginning again.
URBN ASMR (2017)
Solo Exhibition, KINGS Artist-Run, Melbourne
Exploring states of alienation, disembodiment and fractured sensation in urban space, and conceptualising new ways to atmospherically “relate” to the urban landscape, using tropes and techniques from ASMR media phenomena.
Images by Vikk Shayen
Watch Before Going to Sleep (2017)
Solo Exhibition, Moana Project Space, Perth
Video Projection, Velvet Couch, Headphones, Bonsai Fig, Viburnums, Conifers, Garden Escape Scent (Cut Grass, Apple Blossom, Daffodil)
Investigating the way we surround ourselves with aestheticized, contrived and mediated versions of 'nature' in order to feel grounded and connected, using the trope of 'sublime' landscape photography.
Original Video: (@yurifineart - Instagram)
Original Image: frank1crayon
Images courtesy of Moana Project Space and Paul Sutherland
Afternoon Fountain Routine (2016)
Video Projection, Succulents
Self Imag(in)ing, Queensland College of Art Galleries, Brisbane
'it is a long time since this moment', Unhallowed Arts Festival, Old Customs House, Perth
Embodying a fountain on the back stairs of my home in Brisbane's West End.
Images by Jeremy Eden
Kaleidoscope Creek (2015)
Dual Channel Video Projection
Install in QCA Webb Gallery
Two glass bowls covered in crystalline forms and bark motifs slowly fracture and warp the creek's glass surface and surroundings. The shapes and reflections blend together and reference each other, linking the natural and contrived in kaleidoscopic confusion.
Brookfield Fan Club (2015)
GAS Leak at The Laundry Artspace
Household fans and potted parlour palms are brought into a backyard rainforest in Upper Brookfield to enhance the 'natural ambience' of the space.
Verandah Dance (2015)
Video Projection, Golden Cane Palms, Fans
SCENE ONE at The Laundry Artspace, Install in QCA White Box
In fascination with dancing palms, a wild thunderstorm filmed off a Queenslander balcony. Projected in the corner of the gallery, two household fans and three parlour palms placed behind the projection mimic the dance, warping the image further.
Coffee Swamp Topography (2015)
EXIT, POP Gallery, Woollongabba
A mouldy coffee plunger becomes a mysterious swamp landscape, reminiscent of a time-lapse video or a documentary. Rendered alien by the ambiguous setting and closeness, artificial light obscures the observation further.
Futilities (studies for a shrine) (2015)
Video, Mirror, Dwarf Date Palm, Fan, Stones
Everything Is Connected at The Hold Artspace
A series of studies for a tiny Shrine.
Images courtesy The Hold Artspace