Blindside

current exhibitions

Mia Middleton
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 to Saturday, 1 December, 2018

Mia Middleton, It’s Not Full Until its Overflowing, 2017, vacuum packing, plush blanket, plastic rose, dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist.

Using coded depictions of depth perception, Being There presents works which unpack the interdependent states of presence and absence, surface and void, and examines their pertinence and application within contemporary place making. In particular, the works navigate synthetic and utopic environments by breaking apart and re-purposing the virtual and tangible veneers that typify them. Romanticised wilds meet with monolithic forms and dark cavities, exploring the primal states buried beneath utilitarian sites. The result is a conflation of the domestic and the fantastic, where multiple spatialities exist in tandem, and sights and sounds commingle with coverings and facades.

Stephen Palmer
Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 to Saturday, 1 December, 2018

Stephen Palmer, Endless Projection, 2017, detail, colour slides, slide projectors, timer.
Courtesy of the artist.

Endless Projection consists of a number of new works by Stephen Palmer which utilise photography and video. The works come out of an ongoing investigation into the image as a prosthetic means of perception. Here the prosthesis is considered not simply as an extension of vision, but as an apparatus which exposes the uncertainty of perception through the act of imaging or transcription. The works consist of particular gestures or processes undertaken with the camera, which elicit both the possibility of a seductive identification with the image, and contrary moments disruption or discontinuity. Endless Projection evokes the melancholic process of recall as facilitated by photography, the machinic metaphor of unconscious desire, and representation as a process of constant misapprehension.

Endless Projection is a feature of carousel slide projectors with a built in timer mechanism. Naturally the exhibition has a beginning and an end, but the force of projection, in the sense of desire manifested in vision, seems endless. Suffice to say the works are repetitive, they have a cyclic structure.

Blindside 2018 Emerging Curator Mentorship
Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 to Friday, 21 December, 2018

Honey Long + Prue Stent, Venus Milk, 2015, archival pigment print, 159 x 106cm. Courtesy the artist and Arc One Gallery, Melbourne.

Anticipation is Half of the Seduction is an exhibition that considers the heightened states of being that exist between sites of release and resistance. Whether it be found in the tension between consenting bodies or the impact of colliding objects, the dynamic movement that exists between the attraction and repulsion of energy is everywhere. Considered through artworks that both document and demonstrate through choreography, photography, sculpture and light, Anticipation is Half of the Seduction examines the uncontrollable forces of our emotions and nature.