Wonderlands: Cristo Redentor

Tim Webster

Wonderlands: Cristo Redentor explores the observation that landmarks of a scale too large to be encompassed in a single viewpoint are experienced only as fragments. Through photographs and an impressive 40 screen video installation the work creates a fractured representation of two of the Seven Wonders of the World, the statue of Cristo Redentor and the nearby harbour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Art Exhibition previously on in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 13 March 2009 to Saturday 28 March 2009
Launch Thursday 12 March 2009, Opening 6pm-8pm Thursday 12th of March. Then daily 12pm-6pm, Thursday - Saturday.

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Published by tim on Wednesday 04 March 2009.
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18 months in the making, the latest in a series of works, by talented young artist Tim Webster, Wonderlands: Cristo Redentor explores the observation that landmarks of a scale too large to be encompassed in a single viewpoint are experienced only as fragments. Through photographs and an impressive 40 screen video installation the work creates a fractured representation of two of the Seven Wonders of the World, the statue of Cristo Redentor and the nearby harbour of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Such iconic destinations are recognized the world over and communicated widely through a variety of media and yet our desire to tangibly experience and to individually record the process continues to grow. Despite this glut of media coverage, no one photo or video can ever truly capture what is presented to the visitor let alone encapsulate the journey to that point. It’s an inherently unrealistic expectation we have that technology can emulate the physiology of the human eye – rapidly picking details and stitching together a constantly changing image into a coherent picture. Indeed, our experience of the world is always a composite of durational fragments, which we reassemble after the event to re-experience it through memory.

Location

Blindside Gallery
Level 7 Room 14
Nicholas Building
37 Swanston St
Melbourne