MOVING HISTORIES // FUTURE PROJECTIONS
A dLux Media Arts exhibition toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW
5 May to 8 July 2018
Latrobe Regional Gallery is pleased to present Moving Histories // Future Projections bringing together some of Australia’s leading female contemporary artists working across screen based media including Mikala Dwyer and Justene Williams, Amala Groom, Deborah Kelly, Kate Blackmore and Jacinta Tobin, Joan Ross, Soda_Jerk, Angelica Mesiti and Caroline Garcia.
Curated by Kelly Doley and Diana Smith of collaborative artist group, Barbara Cleveland, the exhibition explores invisible pasts, forgotten narratives and repressed memories, reminding us how history is fractured by race, class and gender.
The artists in Moving Histories // Future Projections approach their subject matter in a variety of ways – they turn the camera on themselves, re-stage historical events or reimagine alternative futures through speculative accounts of the past. Yet through repetition, montage and mimicry, they all explore a space where time folds in on itself and back again and each looks back while also moving forward. Collectively and individually they act as historians, archivists and archaeologists – excavating historical materials, digging through archives and channeling the past to make new connections across time and space.
“… the artists in Moving Histories // Future Projections adopt the role of historian, archivist and archaeologist, using the camera and the screen to excavate historical materials and reanimate archives” – Diana Smith and Kelly Doley
It is through the voice of the artists that we are presented with new, alternative futures or future projections.
Image credit: Kate Blackmore, Ngallawan (They Remain) (still), 2014, single channel video, 6:14 mins. Courtesy the artist.