Symbiotic Illusion

A project from last year (2016) Symbiotic Illusion is a large scale installation combining my ongoing themes (human-nature relationship, nostalgic glorification of conflict) with materials that I have been working with (glass, water, ice, decorative ceramic figurines and plastic). The work incorporates the result from experimentation in plastic moulding. The Impermanent Vessels head copies have been vacuum formed in plastic. The installation structure is built of restored fish tanks and wooden frame that I acquired from an aquarium in Bendigo.

Symbiotic Illusion was presented during Geelong After Dark (6 May 2016) forming a part of Telematic Cafe: On Air, curated by Marita Batna.

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Studio image of Symbiotic Illusion, 2016
Studio image, Symbiotic Illusion (plastic head filled with water)
Studio image, Symbiotic Illusion (plastic head filled with water)
Studio image, Symbiotic Illusion (suspended plastic head filled with water and lit)
Studio image, Symbiotic Illusion (suspended plastic head filled with water and lit)
Studio image, Symbiotic Illusion (ice head placed in fish tank)
Studio image, Symbiotic Illusion (ice head placed in fish tank)
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Symbiotic Illusion documentation from Geelong After Dark 2016 (suspended plastic head filled with water and lit at the entrance of Beavs Bar).

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Symbiotic Illusion documentation from Geelong After Dark 2016 (detail).
Symbiotic Illusion documentation from Geelong After Dark 2016 (detail).
Symbiotic Illusion documentation from Geelong After Dark 2016. Photo credit: Ferne Millen
Symbiotic Illusion documentation from Geelong After Dark 2016. Photo credit: Ferne Millen
Symbiotic Illusion installation at Geelong After Dark 2016. Photo credit: Ferne Millen
Symbiotic Illusion installation at Geelong After Dark 2016. Photo credit: Ferne Millen
Symbiotic Illusion documentation from Geelong After Dark 2016, vacant shop in Little Malop street
Symbiotic Illusion documentation from Geelong After Dark 2016, vacant shop in Little Malop street

 

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