Simon Pericich, PIXSELLS, Video, 4.57 minutes
Currently ON THE SCREEN @ dianne tanzer gallery + projects
until 16 July
In 2009 a third of all websites on the Internet were of a porn content. Porn is basically responsible for every advance in communication technologies through its constant demand and the creative freedoms allowed by its revenue. Today $89 is spent on porn every second- that works out at around $28 billion every year.*
Simon Pericich’s hysterical, dark brand of makeshift art production is concerned with the terrifying awareness that humanity and its current actions are irrationally selfish and detrimental. Traversing large- scale installation, video and image his dystopia’s are often humorous, acting like an epitaph and harbinger for a future that seems out of the control of its population. Sometimes stemming from the autobiographical, sometimes from the stance of a detached trend consumer, Pericich’s practice forms transitory bonds between audience members and acts as an invitation or platform to participate. Simon tends to recycle found or commonplace materials and techniques to create obsessive topical products that point toward a dark future.
*(from the book; SEX, BOMBS AND BURGERS. Peter Nowak)
Reko Rennie and Yhonnie Scarce are the recipients of Melbourne Laneway Commissions for 2011……brilliant !
This is an annual program and the commissions provide ongoing opportunities for artists, foster creative capacity and strongly advocate the artist profession.
Unpredictable by nature the Laneway Commissions have grown to become a significant part of Melbourne’s richly layered cultural life.
Helen Pynor is in the news again with Breath, a solo show at GV Art in London, a gallery specialising in art-science practice. The exhibition continues until 2 July. The show was reviewed by New Scientist. Her beautiful work, Milk is also currently at the Australian Centre for Photography.
Yet more exciting news for Natasha Bieniek – after her sellout show, she has now been shortlisted for the Redlands Westpac Art Prize Oct-Nov 2011 – what a year it has been so far !
If you are in Adelaide go to see Roy Ananda’s work in Imagining Interiors at the Jam Factory, it is based on contemporary and historical Gothic literature. Current until July 10 2011
Merrin Eirth’s work at Docklands New Quay can now be seen at all hours in the window space of LPC Service 104/7 Rakaia Way New Quay