Nothing Under the Sun
WestspaceLevel 1, 255 Bourke StreetMelbourne, Australia
1 - 30 August, 2016
Nothing under the sun was an installation of paintings and sound works within a constructed environment that encouraged an immersive, durational and sensory engagement with painting.
This work reflected on the condition of the Arctic Circle during winter - a time when the sun stays below the horizon for lengthy periods. It is informed by the experience of reduced optical capacity and explored through an investigation of the nocturne.
The paintings involved in the installation explored the inherent tonal qualities that occur when night meets the reflective, illuminating light of snow. They posit the qualities of light and darkness in a self-reflexive relationship with the facilitation and obstruction of vision. Soundscapes were positioned to further engage aspects of sensory perception and to consider the durational and narrative potential of sound of the still image.