Archive for July, 2011

Video work on view at Beam Contemporary in Melbourne, Australia

July 22, 2011

My two-channel video piece, This Is Nowhere, will be included in the exhibition Darkness on the Edge of Town at Beam Contemporary in Melbourne, VIC, Australia this month.  The show opens on July 23rd and was curated by gallery co-directory, Kyle Weise.

“Spanning video, photography and painting, Darkness on the Edge of Town is a curated group exhibition that explores the in-between sites and borderlands of the contemporary landscape. In the works presented here, ‘darkness’ is both a literal and metaphorical feature of these spaces. In a gesture that refers to the importance of popular culture in defining this landscape, the exhibition takes its title from Bruce Springsteen’s popular 1978 album of the same name. In this album, as in much popular culture, the edge of town is a site of physical uncertainty that also presents a conceptual ambiguity: the edge of town is a frontier of possibility, a route to freedom from everyday life, but its possibilities are inevitably tainted with doubt and fear.” – K. Weise

For more information, and to download a copy of the media release click HERE.

To view a full-screen version of the two-channel version of This Is Nowhere, click HERE.

New Work from Australia

July 14, 2011

Goldfields Study, Mount Alexander (Smoke and Tree), 2011

I recently served as Artist-in-Residence at the Visual Arts Centre of LaTrobe University’s Bendigo campus in Victoria, Australia.  A portion of the residency was shared with my colleague, New Zealand based artist Ann Shelton.  We each worked on separate projects which we are in the process of refining and forming into a two-person exhibition.  If you are interested in viewing the exhibition proposal, please contact me at dawnroe@gmail.com.

My video works are still in process, but you may view a current edit of my photographic works from this project on my website by clicking HERE.