Sunday, February 28, 2010

Louise Dibben

Originally from Sydney, Louise Dibben is a video artist who recently graduated from RMIT in 2009. She is a co-founder of Sydney-based artist run initiative Serial Space and in 2007 she was the recipient of First Draft Gallery's emerging curator grant, through which she curated The (Body) Reinstated.

POWER ON, 2010, resin, photographic paper, silk cord

A series of optical illusions positing my own body within positions of danger and power. These wearable thaumatropes reference my video practice by implying movement and time but are also a portable offering of ego. By reducing my own image to a novelty piece I am questioning the position of power I put my own image in within these objcts wich include walking on water and producing lightning and explosions from my hands. Powering on through marginalisation by turning the power on.

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is a group exhibition curated by Nella Themelios & Kim Brockett. The exhibition is part of the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program.

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comprises of two vending machines strategically placed in public spaces around the Melbourne CBD. Containing limited edition 'fashion objects' produced by over 60 Melbourne-based artists, the vending machines are activated when a member of the public inserts a $2 coin. The exhibition explores alternative interfaces of exchange for fashion, the mechanised system as a form of 'fashion dialogue'. More broadly, it thinks through discourses around public space and the role that fashion might play in it.

1 - 31 March 2010

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