In the epoch of the near and far

19 - 27 September 2015

Presented as part of Channels: the Australian video art festival at Grey Gardens Projects, Fitzroy 

Drawing upon Foucault’s theory of heterotopias and, particularly, his mirror analogy,  In the epoch of the near and far reframed the dominant attitude that digital media distort reality. It argued, in contrast, for an osmatic model in which screen-based life and physical life regularly influence one another in a back and forth motion.

Artists: Petra Cortright (USA), Heath Franco (AUS), Emile Zile (AUS/NL), Marian Tubbs (AUS), Keith Deverell (AUS/UK), Aaron Christopher Rees (AUS). 

You can read the essay here.

Installation view of In the epoch of the near and far. Left to right: Heath Franco, Petra Cortright, Marian Tubbs. Photo credit: Christo Crocker

Keith Deverell, The Shrine of Triticum Durum, 2015. Photo credit: Christo Crocker

Heath Franco, DREAM HOME, 2012 (video still). Photo credit: Heath Franco and Galerie pompom