This film does not need an introduction but the one that is the opening titles.
Welcome to a kaleidoscopic world of aural and optical, sensorial assault. This smorgasboard of sound and vision epic is the embodiment of celluloid dreams. Do not hesitate to immerse yourself in the spectacle of cataclysmic cinematography that is Enter The Void. Director Gaspar Noé brings to the auditorium a dream state diaspora that will leave you reeling. The film depicts the myopic portraiture of a seemingly infinite post life-cycle within an extra-world narrative. If you can withstand 2 and a half hours locked in an bangin’ club, astral-travelling over cityscapes and myriad visceral imagery; this is your wet dream. It is a film you will wait such a long time to see but fortunately it will be screening at a cinema near you soon. Wait no longer.
INFX says: C’est une présentation qui n’est pas ‘feint art head’.
-Rock The Boat
I was up near A’Beckett today and took the time to check out this exhibition that is part of the Liquid Architecture Festival.
West Space is a truly independent art gallery operated by the artists themselves as an ARI (Artist Run Initiative), established in 1993. The gallery is driven by works that reference multimedia, visual and media arts. They offer a comprehensive range of visual arts literature and ‘alternative’ or underground, independent publications.
This exhibition purports to present the “creative detritus generated throughout an artist’s work process” and includes audio-visual, sound and installation works by Paul Candy, Lizzie Pogson, & Tess Elieff with James Wright (among others).
I was impressed by the nature of Candy’s piece that references 16th and 17th century cathedral architecture in an ode to atonality pioneer Arnold Schoenberg. However, I was moreso taken by a part of the curtains and projection piece that is displayed upon entry to the venue. Although being immersed in the feel of this work, I couldn’t help but tie it to an existentialist or perhaps superflous view of the natural environment. Having the title of the show, Semantic Clutter foremost in my rationale, I chewed on the notion of this piece as representing a reality that is detached from objectiveness and language, signs and signifiers. I was also drawn to a piece featuring moulding fruit and vegetables on display; and the scent that confounded my senses and released inquisitive emotions. The sound pieces by Pogson were also sensational. In all, it was definitely an enjoyable experience and I look forward to the next incarnation of the 3-part cycle of works; beginning Tuesday 13th july.
West Space: Level 1, 15 – 19 Anthony Street, Melbourne.
-Rock The Boat
This Friday launches the Gert Gallery bonanza ‘Please Come In‘ -with 9 artists vying for visual supremacy at the humble 1800s Hyde Street residence, curated by Gert Geyer.
Your host appears among the artists in this smorgasboard of visual treats; encompassing themes of woman alongside refined skills from the featured visual arts set.
-Rock The Boat
During the past week I have visited the ‘Utopia Now’ media art exhibiton at the Black Box on Southbank a few times and cannot get enough of these profoundly sick-arse media arts exhibits.
The exhibition is composed of interactive and video imagery installations that both confound and amuse. And it’s FREE.
Upon arrival you are confronted with a giant dissected Michelin Man straddling the exterior. Once inside, a jungle of plants with hyper-sensitive electronic sensors greets you with jungle sounds when brushing your body against their plastic flesh. The sensors are triggered by the body’s own electric charge (or aura). Following is a plethora of viewing and touching and feeling material; with my personal highlights comprising the video shorts. The works include engrossing 10min film pieces by Patrick Bernatchez, Rowan McNaught and David O’Reilly that are certainly a-typical of what I like to think is “the shit”. Also, an interactive shadow and movement piece by Shilpa Gupta is quirky and very amusing. Go on, check it out (did I say it is free?) -the exhibition is on for another 3 or so weeks. And make sure you have ample time or return to the fold, as there is so very much to take in. Shitloads.
Check the website too if you like: http://www.experimenta.org/
-Rock The Boat