ON THE LINE

PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY HELEN MACPHERSON SMITH TRUST

Curated by Anne Wilson On the line brings together national and international artists whose process involves risk or who use their immediate environment to explore universal themes.

Art Exhibition previously on at Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) in Fitzroy-Collingwood precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 23 January 2009 to Tuesday 24 March 2009

Nest of Tens (detail) image

Published by CCP on Monday 12 January 2009.
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CATHERINE BELL (AUS)
SEMÂ BEKIROVIC (NL)
OLGA CHERNYSHEVA (RU)
DOMENICO DE CLARIO (AUS)
MIRANDA JULY (USA)
SARAH LEWIS (AUS)
JAN NELSON (AUS)
KATE SWINSON (AUS)
ANNE WILSON (AUS)
CURATED BY ANNE WILSON

Initially these environments are seen relative to the artists’ methodology, yet over time a shift occurs in the viewing experience transporting viewers into a poetically inscribed reflection on the human condition. Produced through a variety of mediums, these works are heartfelt, and the underlying curatorial cohesion comes out of a resonance that continues long after first viewing.

Films by Russian-artist Olga Chernysheva, American-artist Miranda July (early short films) and Australian-filmmaker Sarah Lewis are screening in Gallery Four. Chernysheva’s films are derived from guerrilla-style filmmaking narrating an ardent response to social and political conditions in the streets and parks of contemporary Moscow. Her videos highlight the political through to the personal, by way of carefully selected and edited scenes. July’s early films straddle the boundary between naivety and knowledge; control and loss of innocence. Nest of Tens (2000) presents ‘four alternating stories about mundane, personal methods of control. Children and a developmentally disabled adult operate control panels