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"Lyndal Jones: Up to and including...Deep Water/Aqua Profunda"
2001-12-05 until 2002-01-28
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Direct from the 49th Biennale of Venice, Lyndal Jones' multi-screen video
installation Deep Water/Aqua Profunda opens for the first time outside of
Venice. One of Australia's foremost multidisciplinary artists, Lyndal Jones was chosen by the Australia Council as the sole Australian exhibitor at the 2001 Biennale of Venice.
Jones' work Deep Water/Aqua Profunda was created specifically for the
Australian pavilion at the Biennale and will form the basis of her
exhibition at the MCA. This exhibition will be complimented by a number of
earlier works by Jones including The Prediction Pieces (1981-1991) drawn
from the MCA's Contemporary Art Archive, and From the Darwin Translations:
Spitfire 1 2 3 (1996).
Based on footage shot in Venice and on Sydney Harbour, the five large video
projections of Deep Water/Aqua Profunda blend a collage of voices in English
and Italian with layers of sound and images, drawing parallels between
Venetian canals and the activity of Sydney's Circular Quay. The work depicts
a meshing of languages and cultures, and examines the watery images that
link Venice and Sydney, two cities dependant on ferries and vaporetti.
Jones, who is best known for her distinctive conceptual works incorporating
performance and projected still and moving images has been exhibiting and
making art in various forms since the late 1970s with her work spanning
film, performance, music and experimental painting. She has had numerous
solo exhibitions both in Australia and overseas, including shows in the USA,
the Netherlands, Japan, Korea, Germany, and the UK, and her work has
appeared in both the Melbourne International Biennial in 1999, Perspecta in
1997 and the Biennale of Sydney in 1996. In recent years she has been Artist
in Residence at ARTEC, London (1999-2000), an Art Fellow in Media at the
University of Paisley, Scotland (1997/8), and received the prized Australian
Artists Creative Fellowship (1992-1996).
Deep Water/Aqua Profunda (detail) 2001
multi-screen video and sound installation
Copyright Lyndal Jones