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"Flow Motion - Dissolve: Digital Audiovisual Installation and Web Project"
2001-03-07 until 2001-04-06
Institute of International Visual Arts
London, , UK

Dissolve is a digital audiovisual installation and web project which takes as its starting point Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point. Zabriskie Point was the second of Antonioni's English language films, released after the hugely successful Blow Up. An expansive attempt at essaying America as it drifted into what at the time seemed like civil war, this was 'a vanishing film pulled from the screens, disappearing from the cultural landscape, almost as if it had never existed'. While Blow Up was hailed as an encapsulation of the intensity (and the miasmic ambivalence) of London's still blooming pop counter culture, Zabriskie Point was critically reviled and a box office flop.

For Flow Motion, the film has a life beyond its marginal space in cinema history. Dissolve investigates the futuristic elements in Antonioni's doomed epic, including the suggestions it makes for new forms of non-figurative art practice. This installation and web-based project explores the film's formal possibilities and its allusions to a hybrid space incorporating digital and electronic technologies, which at the time of Zabriskie Point's release had yet to exist.

Flow Motion includes artists and musicians Anna Piva, Trevor Mathison and Edward George. Previous projects have included Dub Museum at Camera Austria, 1999. The trio also record for Berlin's Chain Reaction record label under the name Hallucinator. Their most recent single, Frontier, was released in November 2000.

Dissolve was commissioned by inIVA for the x-space virtual project space (www.iniva.org/xspace). The website www.iniva.org/dissolve was designed in collaboration with Squid Soup. inIVA's x-space programme is supported by the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology.


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