Mikala Dwyer

Underfall

27 June - 23 August 2014
MILDURA ARTS CENTRE

Renowned Australian artist, Mikala Dwyer will produce a new film-based work, Underfall, to be exhibited at the Mildura Art Centre for The Cinemas Project. Underfall – partly shot on-location in Mildura – will explore the power of images to distort and disorientate through Dwyer’s ongoing interest in obsidian mirrors and spirit photography.

Dwyer’s film references the architecture of cinema as an immersive space of suspense. By compiling footage of various movements down staircases, Dwyer produces a vertiginous sense of our compulsion into the other world of film. This footage is filmed on location in some of Mildura’s historic buildings and also in natural bush settings evoking questions of spirituality, alchemy and other worldliness.

EVENTS

MIKALA DWYER IN CONVERSATION WITH THE CINEMAS PROJECT CURATOR, BRIDGET CRONE

5.30pm Friday 27 June, Mildura Arts Centre

MIKALA DWYER, UNDERFALL EXHIBITION OPENING

6pm Friday 27 June, Mildura Arts Centre

ARTIST BIO

For more than 20 years, Mikala Dwyer has pushed the limits of installation, sculpture and performance, establishing herself as one of Australia’s most important contemporary artists. Continually developing and challenging her practice in new ways, her work is infinitely imaginative and enjoyable while never lending itself to definitive interpretation. She sets up open-ended conversations that draw our attention to the unseen – to invisible materials such as helium, or the voids between her forms, but also to hidden histories and our own highly personal relationships with magic, memory, sexuality and ritual. Dwyer has had solo shows at major institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, and has also participated in the Sydney and Adelaide Biennales. Dwyer is represented by Roslyn Oxley9, Sydney; Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne; Hamish McKay Gallery, Wellington; and Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin.

NEWS & EVENTS

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This book celebrates the first iteration of The Cinemas Project. It includes essays on the commissioned artists' work and reflections on cinema history.

INFO

Collaborators:
Alejandra Canales – camera, editing and road tripping
Phillip Adams – hypnosis,
James Hayes – composition.

Project Partners/Sponsors:
Mildura Arts Centre