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Artist in Residence: Victoria Wareham, Open Studio

Opening Event
Tuesday 23 April, 1am

200 Gertrude Street

200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Free. No bookings required.

Victoria Wareham, London based artist and current Studio 18 artist in residence at Gertrude Contemporary, is holding an open studio exhibition this week. Make up for you alter ego is a selection of new site-specific works produced during her time in Australia.

Victoria is an award-winning artist based in London and has exhibited film installations across the UK and internationally. She has taught at a number of higher education institutions including the University of the Arts London.

Working with the moving image in physical space, Victoria’s practice addresses theoretical concerns relating to cultural mimicry, performance and social mutation as defined by popular culture.

Hollywood Miosis (2013) is a site-specific series of new video works that recreate iconic scenes from ‘The Shining’ and ‘Vertigo’ in the Studios of Gertrude Contemporary.

The work is presented as a multi-screen, layered projection that plays with the physical and virtual properties of the cinematic image allowing the viewer to inhabit and navigate through the work on multiple levels. The circular incisions made in the projection screen remove the work from its inherent cinematic qualities and replaces them with references to the mechanical operation of the camera and perception and interpretation of the image by the eye.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (2013) is a sculptural work that makes clear reference to the final eight minutes of the iconic film of the same title.  A sculptural representation of this iconic cinematic scene, the work transforms this fictitious two-dimensional reality into a theatrical prop which, when activated by the presence of the viewer, is a clear three-dimensional reconstruction of this scene.

See Victoria's website and blog detailing her residency at Gertrude Contemporary. 

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