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Lynne Roberts-Goodwins work with birds is the latest chapter in her 20-year practice using digital photography. Her current work involves the research and image capture/production of animal habitat and migration using infrared and supplementary daylight fibre-optic lighting with digital image and video capture technologies.
Published March 2002
Tiffany Parbs reinterprets 18th century medical tools to create works of small objects which carry with them an implication of an intimate relationship with the body. Parbs is based in South Australia at the JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design; her project has been assisted by Arts SA and the Australia Council.
Bestiality has been a theme in Bronwyn Plattens recent work, with the exhibition The Museum of Love and Romance presents: The Big Horse and other stories... at South Australias Contemporary Art Centre, including works which negotiated this concept. Imagery and ideas for the exhibition were drawn from Plattens extensive research into collections of erotic art in Japan, China, America and the United Kingdom during 2001. This text explores the complex, contradictory and perplexing nature of bestiality and attempts to explain why, despite its status as taboo, it remains a subject worthy of exploration.
The metaphor of becoming animal till there is no longer man or animal is becoming real with the advances in genetic tissue technology and stem cell research. Artists dealing with hands-on wet biology art practice are exploring the tangibility of such an idea. Zurr looks at issues surrounding such new technology, at the experiment which saw an ear grafted onto a mouses back, constructed in vitro (outside of the body) and the possible future for the human and animal kingdoms.
This article looks at the work of Ella Dreyfus. Her work, she says, is not just about how bodies may look, but about who we are and how people feel in their bodies. Her models make powerful statements about this, through their images and occasionally, in verbal form. Her concern is with the present and actual state of the body, with all its complex and detailed evidence of the life cycle. Recently her focus has been on the aged body and the succession of new experiences that come as a result of living with a growing body.
At Fremantle Arts Centre, as part of the annual Fremantle Festival in 2001, selected artists addressed the notion of fascination by and in the freak, geek and grotesque in relation to carnivals and circuses. Artists included Susan Flavell, Emma Margetts, Clare McFarlane and Nein Schwarz.
Monika Tichacek is an installation artist based in Sydney. Her performance installations exist as a space within fiction, dreamlike. In both of Tichaceks works I Wanna Be Loved By You and Romance the view of the human is mediated by a surveillance camera, echoing the receding of the surgically enhanced body from human towards post-human.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
10 November 2001 10 February 2002
Michele Barker is a Sydney-based artist working in the area of new media. Conceptually, her work has concerned itself with notions of bodily identity, difference and in more recent times, the relationship between science, medicine and corporeality.
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1 December - 26 January
In Part I (Artlink, December 2001) the subject called Art History was challenged, using the terms art and work of art in a conventional way. Here in Part II it is argued that some of the woes of art theory can be alleviated by understanding these terms in a different way. Brook discusses the role of cultural memes in creating different kinds of histories and the doctrine of creativity. He here concludes that it is perfectly understandable that, as metaphysical explorers, we may address works of art with little or no respect for the authors intentions. In the end, he states, it depends upon the regularities of the real world.
Nexus Multicultural Art Centre
6 September 7 October 2001