Dream Worlds: Australian Moving Image portrays the timeless tensions between intimacy, isolation and the imaginary.
Unique perspectives from eight leading Australian artists will be viewable 24/7 on the spectacular 27-meter Sanlitun Village Screen in Beijing.
Forged in a vast island continent embraced by sea, these dreamy realms explore a shifting sense of identity and emotional engagement with other worlds.
From the physical beauty of Daniel Crooks’ rhythmic stretching and compacting time and space; Kate Richards’ and Brian Schmidt’s revelations of invisible constellations on the outer reaches of the Southern Heavens; Jess MacNeil’s oscillating video abstractions of swimmers in an ocean pool; to Warwick Thornton’s powerful cinematic depiction of first love framed by red earth and remote desert.
Delving into dynamic digital realms, Anita Fontaine constructs complex constantly shifting video game aesthetics; Troy Innocent generates a neon ecology of signs and symbols; Peter Miller animates intricate microscopic life-forms. The only Dream Worlds constant being permanent change.
From Saturday 4 September – Saturday 16 October 2010
Sanlitun Village Screen
Courtyard 19, Sanlitun Road, Sanlitun Area, Beijing
Screening times vary over 24 hours each day