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"Horizons and Aphorisms: Jondi Keane"
2000-09-01 until 2000-10-01
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
Brisbane, QL, AU

Horizons and Aphorisms, an installation by Brisbane artist Jondi Keane will leave the viewer wondering where the architecture of the gallery ends and the art within the gallery begins.

For the month of September, Jondi Keane will present his wall paintings in gallery 2 at the IMA. Using text, projections and the architecture of the gallery, Jondi will create a series of works that 'react' as the patron moves through the space.

Arranging freestanding lamps through the gallery, Keane provides a responsive environment, which reorientates the viewer within its changing frame...A main focus is to emphasise or produce awareness in the person that they are often in a fix, asked to choose between conscious category and sensory orientation.

As installation, Jondi Keane's wall paintings seem to occupy the juncture of cinema, architecture and painting. It is like cinema but not. It is like architecture but not. It is like painting but not...Light defines and redefines the surfaces of walls with layers of illusion. Because Keane has painted and written on the walls to emphasise the 'images' created by the falling light, it's difficult to ascertain what is real. The viewer is immersed in an interactive environment as if in some kind of inclusive virtual reality.

The exhibition Horizons & Aphorisms is part of a body of creative research which will be further developed in late 2000 through a residency with Arakawa and Gins at their architectural studios in New York City.


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