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Annette Peterson: Through the Streets & Other Adventures

From Saturday 21 August 2021 -  10:00am
To Sunday 10 October 2021 - 04:00pm
 

Saturday 21 August 2021   10:00am

Through the Streets & Other Adventures is an exploration of the suburban driving experience, aided by the accessibility of smartphones at hand to record the moving image as a passenger in a car.

This exhibition centres on a series of stop-motion films that emulate a "Live" option on an Apple iOS smartphone, replacing each film still with a painting. Each painting is photographed to create a stop motion film. There are over 170 paintings as part of the exhibition.

Each series offers a glimpse of the suburban drive in different weather conditions from partial sun to post-rain, captured at various times of the day. Creating artwork regarding the unnoticed everyday moment can bring attention to our current lifestyle and travelling experiences. Moreover, it can bring attention to moments that happen on the journey are dismissed or overlooked because of the inability to record or recall them later once the person has reached their destination.

Each series is initially digital, but is remediated by painting and then re-inserted into digital format. The aim is to generate a greater visceral connection by painting each frame,  and relate more tangibly to the everyday experience better than a digital image.  How does an analogue approach to image making, like painting, be interpreted differently from a digital presentation of the ‘live’ iOS image?

Through the Streets & Other Adventures also explores the functionality of the moving image. This project intends to highlight the functioning of our eyes. Individual moments stringed together seamlessly into a constant moving image, with the intention that each of these panels connects to the viewer on a visceral level - and hence tangibly relate to the experience better than a digital image. How does the analogue approach of image making, like painting, be interpreted differently from a digital presentation of the ‘live’ iOS image?

 

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