08 AM | 07 Jul

Don’t Look Gallery

WHERE: DON’T LOOK Experimental New Media Gallery 419 New Canterbury Rd (Near Marrickville Rd), Dulwich Hill, Sydney, NSW

CONTACT: Greg Shapley – Ph: 0401 152 434 EMAIL: dontlookgallery@gmail.com WEB: myspace.com/dontlookgallery


Jul 17, 8pm (one night only) :: Xavier Querel (from Cellule D’Intervention Metakine – France)

Querel is one third of the internationally renowned audio-visual improvisation group Cellule D’Intervention Metakine,and is in Australia for a short time having just played at Liquid Architecture 8. We are extremely fortunate to have him playing at Don’t Look Gallery. The group has received rave reviews around the world for their innovative use of 16mm film and sound. Quoting from the Liquid Architecture 8 program “Through the magic of mirrors, multiple projectors and highly ingenious live on stage editing, Metamkine produces and directs a new film with each of their performances… [they] have succeeded in pushing the boundaries of film and soundtrack into the realm of live performance — Utterly unique” This event is FREE

July 18, 6pm (opening) Jul 19-28 :: DISTANCE YOURSELF

How is it that two people inhabiting the same room can be worlds apart, while those separated by vast oceans can talk like they’re sitting at the same table? Was Paul Simon on to something when he sang ‘the nearer your destination the more you’re slip slidin’ away…’ or have new amphetamine-laced communication technologies made distance irrelevant through the ‘annihilation of space by time’ as Karl Marx might have it?

Twelve international, new-media artists, who last year shared a winter residence together in Halifax, Nova Scotia, have all contributed to this exhibition exploring questions of personal distance.

‘When is a cigar, just a cigar?’ asks Amber Phelps Bondaroff in her untitled work comprised of photographed dismembered body parts, ambiguous everyday objects and machines. In this work we experience dysmorphia, the feeling of being strangely disconnected from our own bodies, as the limbs in these images relate more to the other, mostly inanimate, photos than anything connected to our own torsoes.

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