James Tylor 'Un-resettling' | Chris Bennie 'The Waves + Control Rooms' | 2-26 July
(Image: James Tylor, Un-resettling (Hunting Kangaroo) (detail), 2014, hand-coloured inkjet print on photorag paper, 50.0 x 50.0cm)
PhotoAccess presents in the Huw Davies Gallery
Un-resettling by James Tylor
The Waves + Control Rooms by Chris Bennie
Opening 6pm Thursday 2 July 2015: To be opened by David Broker, Director Canberra Contemporary Art Space.
Exhibition dates 2-26 July 2015.
Artist talks: 12pm Saturday 4 July 2015.
Un-resettling | James Tylor
Presented through the PhotoAccess Indigenous Photomedia Artists Program, Adelaide-based artist James Tylor brings Un-resettling to the PhotoAccess Huw Davies Gallery following a recent showing at the Northern Centre for Contemporary Art in Darwin. Un-resettling probes the paradox of practicing traditional Indigenous culture in National parks, conservation parks and recreational bushland, where such action is often illegal. Depicting dwellings and interventions into the landscape through delicately hand-coloured photographs, Un-resettling poetically reintroduces the human presence into an Australian landscape which is tightly controlled and bureaucratically managed. Catalogue. Watch James' artist talk on our vimeo channel.
The Waves + Control Rooms | Chris Bennie
Chris Bennie’s The Waves + Control Rooms was developed during an Asialink residency at Youkobo Artspace in Tokyo, and first exhibited there last year. In these works, Gold Coast-based Bennie explores the tragic aftermath of major disasters. The Waves is a series of photographic works in response to the 2011 Great East Japan Tsunami, which attempt to comprehend their almost mythic destructive power. Control Rooms is a projected video work based on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. Composed of layered images of antiquated nuclear control plants, Control Rooms considers the absurdity of systems capable of harnessing awesome power and unleashing incomprehensible catastrophe. Catalogue. Watch Chris' artist talk on our vimeo channel.
Chris Bennie also features in the exhibition Innerspace, curated by David Broker and showing at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman Arts Centre, from 10 July – 15 August 2015. Chris Bennie’s visit to Canberra is supported in partnership with Canberra Contemporary Art Space and Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ Visiting Artists Program.
(Image: Chris Bennie, Control rooms, 2014, video with sound 20' 24", installation view at Youkobo Artspace, Tokyo, 2014)