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"SOWA: David Noonan & Simon Trevaks"
2003-05-09 until 2003-05-31
Woolloomooloo, Sydney, NS,
SOWA is a new 16 mm film collaboration by David Noonan and Simon Trevaks. The film was conceived and shot in New York during Noonan's residency at PS.1, Museum of Modern Art in 2002. At Artspace the film will be situated within a site specific installation with architectural and visual references to the film itself.
SOWA (polish for owl) continues Noonan and Trevaks's broad interest in the cinematic genre of horror, specifically of the 1970s and early 1980s. The film sees a woman drawn through a highly stylised interior by an unseen influence. She then enters what could be described as a dream-sequence where the invisible force becomes manifest. The original sound track furthers the atmospheric strangeness of the film and like all of the their previous work the film loop forms an important structural element in the piece. As well as the film, the Artspace installation will include a wallpaper design by Noonan and a series of props and set fragments conceived specifically for the gallery. SOWA indirectly forms part of a trilogy that began in 2001 with The Likening (and exhibited at Roslyn Oxley Gallery in 2002). The third part is currently under production.
David Noonan and Simon Trevaks have worked collaboratively since 1999, during which time they have exhibited works in the Istanbul Biennial (2001), Tokyo Opera City Gallery (2001), the Art Gallery of NSW (Passing Time, 2000), Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery (2000 & 2002), and Gertrude Street Contemporary Art Spaces (2001). David Noonan has also exhibited at PS.1 MoMA New York, Witte de With Museum of Contemporary Art Rotterdam, Transmission Gallery Glasgow, and most recently exhibited the collaborative project SOWA in New York at Foxy Productions Gallery as part of his solo exhibition, with reviews to be published in Flash Art and Teme Celeste.