Metamorphoses In ‘A’ Minor

SADIA SADIA in conversation with Amita Kirpalani

On Tuesday 22 September Canadian-British artist Sadia Sadia will discuss her new work Metamorphoses In ‘A’ Minor that she has created during her residency at GCAS.Metamorphoses in ‘A’ Minor is a filmed hybrid art installation, an interdisciplinary work by the UK-resident Canadian-British artist Sadia Sadia, currently artist-in residence at Gertrude Contemporary Art in Melbourne.

Art Exhibition previously on at Gertrude Contemporary in Australia.
From Tuesday 22 September 2009 to Tuesday 22 September 2009
Launch Tuesday 22 September 2009, 6pm

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Published by anonymous on Monday 14 September 2009.
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Set across three projections and a multi-channel soundfield, this is a work in the tradition of symbolic mysticism, an exploration of the transformative nature of the individual. Through imagery, signs and signifiers we excavate a cartography of struggle, conflict and resolution, a map of the soul in a concluding vision of infinite potential.

The twenty-two minute work takes place over three ‘movements’ or ‘chapters’, and features the Australian dancer and choreographer Wakako Asano. It is set to an original neo-classical composition produced in collaboration with the UK composer and sound artist Stephen W. Tayler, using recorded layers and repetitive themes that build sequentially until an eventual moment of release.

“Multiples, sets, and collections feature heavily in my work. Even unconsciously, I tend to build altars, as well as using the triptych format, and I have a particular interest in how symbols carry powerful meaning across cultural divides” says Sadia.

The work is produced with the support of Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces and the British Council.

Sadia began her career by becoming one of the first women in the world to be signed to a major label as a record producer. Her installation work ‘The Memory of Water (Part I)’ was acquired by ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) in 2004 to form part of its permanent collection of exemplary works by Australian and international artists. She most recently premiered a collaborative new work ‘San Francisco Redux No.1’, at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris in 2008.

RSVP ESSENTIAL: Amita Kirpalani, amita@gertrude.org.au