24 March -
28 April 2018
Gertrude Contemporary21-31 High St, Preston VIC 3072
Opening: Friday 23 March, 6-8pm
A Dark and Quiet Place was David Noonan’s first filmic work since the early 2000s, and Gertrude was thrilled to be the context for its Australian premiere. Regarded as one of Australia’s most internationally respected artists, Noonan returned to the medium of film in a way entirely different to his previous video works, taking cue and evolving out of his work in collage, image manipulation and screen printing of the previous decade and a half. Retaining a basis in theatre and utilising archival imagery, the densely layered film evolves over time in manner more associative of a montage and collusion of representation and abstraction.