| A place...
where nobody dared to go
An exhibition of new work
7th - 22nd Dec 2017
6th - 28th April 2018
George Paton Gallery
11th - 20th April 2018
Using a multidisciplinary approach, Sue’s visual art practice primarily examines place and space. At the present time Sue is a MFA research candidate at the VCA in Melbourne. After spending some time in San Francisco on study exchange during second year of her undergrad Sue was introduced to two new ideas – the conceptual artists and roller derby.
This experimental work has been produced as part of the research project Sue is currently working on for her MFA at the VCA, and is part of an ongoing investigation into the concept of liminal space through the lens of personal mythologies, popular culture and humanist geography. Each piece directly references the movie Xanadu (1980) and are predominately created using a computer program written in a java based language and run through the open source program Processing.
The use of a programming language borrows ideas from the instruction based art of the conceptual artists of the 1960s. The computer program is a written instruction that the computer follows. This instruction provides the computer and the viewer with a means of escape, to aid in the transformation process and pass through the liminal space.
The use of Social media apps like Snapchat reflect the way we use social media to transform our boring everyday lives into something more interesting and exciting to present to the world.