02.12.2015 – 19.12.2015
Dirk de Bruyn | Anna Higgins| Beth Caird | Luigi Fusinato
This exhibition expands upon the history, approaches of experimental film and image making. Through speculative and abstract approaches the artists appropriate images to deal with trauma, confusion and nostalgia. The artists in this exhibition use personal imagery to demonstrate abstract ideals and idiosyncratic perspectives. Work in the show will be made up of photographic prints, collage, 16mm film and video work. Through physical manipulations of the image surface, retrenching of forgotten archives and poetic layerings of time and place, this exhibition aims to examine the de-linear and personal ways artists can experiment with the image.
Through incorporating work of long standing artists Dirk De Bruyn and Luigi Fusinato in contrast with the work of young artists Anna Higgins and Beth Caird, the exhibition will examine the relationship between experimental film from a pre-digital context and how it influences, echoes and evolves in a post-digital environment.
Dirk de Bruyn (b. 1950, Dordrecht, Netherlands) has made numerous experimental, documentary and animation films and videos over the last 30 years. He has received funding to produce a number of films, but has continued to maintain a no-budget, independent, self-funded focus for much of his work.He was a founding member and past president of MIMA (Experimenta), been involved with Fringe Network and been a member of the Melbourne Super 8 Film Group. He has written about and curated various programs of film and video art internationally and written extensively about this area of arts practice.
Beth Caird is an artist and writer based in Melbourne and recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Art(Hons) at the Victorian College of the Arts. Caird is a Sub-Editor of Un Magazine 2015, and regularly participates in exhibitions.
Luigi Fusinato (b.1952 Fonzaso, Italy) is an artist living in Melbourne, recent solo exhibitions include Everyone’s Talking About the Weather curated by Simon Mcglinn at Salon, Melbourne, 2015, Luigi Fusinato: Works 1978–88 curated by Maggie Finch and David Homewood at the Alderman Melbourne, 2013 and Two plus Two at TCB art inc, 2012
Anna Higgins’ current photographic practice takes existing imagery and forms and abstracts and re-contextualizes them into ‘alien’ or new perspectives. Higgins completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honors) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2013. recent Solo exhibitions include Double Negative, Substation, Melbourne, 2015, ? -Ma- , 3331 Chyoda, Tokyo (2014), Superpanavision, West Space, Melbourne (2014) and Higgs Boson, Tcb Art inc, 2013. Higgins is currently based in Melbourne and is a board member of TCB art inc
Image: Beth Caird,DADDY DADDY DADDY DAD DAD DAD DA DA DA YOU’RE FUCKING SEAGULL NUMBER 0677 IN MY LIFE, 2015, Digital video