Unfolding Rhythms Solo Exhibition


The Hold Art Space
Level 2, 274 Montague Rd, West End Q 4101

Part of the Queensland Festival of Photography 5 (QFP5)
    Exhibition dates 22 April - 10 May 2014

      Opening night Tuesday 22 April 6-9pm
        Guest Speaker: Prof Ross Woodrow
          Live performance by Vanessa Tomlinson 7pm

          Artist talk Thursday 8 May, 5-7pm (talk from 6pm)

          Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 11am - 2pm



The present seems to be filled both with the present of the past and anticipation of the future
(Keith Moxey, 2013).

Time does not stay still. Unfolding Rhythms exhibition draws attention to the infinite progression of nature’s rhythms in various frequencies and times. Nature’s events of organic decomposition are captured by an experimental biochrome process and time-lapse photography. These methods allow observing the transformation of flora by revealing what’s usually invisible to the eye. The significance of these plants to the Quandamooka people of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) for the medicinal purposes demonstrates the importance of the relationship between the natural world and ourselves.

Flora in this exhibition includes images of edible coastal plants like Sesuvium portulacastrum and Carpobrotus glaucescens that were used for marine stings and insect bites, as well as tea trees used as insect repellent, antiseptic and for treating various health conditions.

The installation space will also include a soundscape by Vanessa Tomlinson, Performed by preparing the floor with clutter (discarded, unwanted waste consisting of paper, metal, plastic, ceramic and organic materials) and playing it with ropes tethered to a single point, and creating a scattered, chaotic, energetic response to the tantalising transformation evident in the visual images.
Vanessa Tomlinson is a musician of international renown, working as a percussionist, composer, improviser and curater. She is currently Associate Professor in Music at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University.


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