Avantwhatever Monthly – April 2014

Dark Night, Bright Light
- Camilla Hannan, Van Sowerwine & Martine Corompt

It’s Not You, It’s Us
- Cassandra Tytler

The Alderman
134 Lygon St

Sunday April 27

Entry $10 | 4pm

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Performance Details:

Dark Night, Bright Light

Camilla Hannan: Sound
Martine Corompt, Van Sowerwine: Vision

Take a fast trip, where sound overtakes and images are glimpsed. Meanings are mixed and metaphors dominate. Cacophony, silence, disruption and crescendo. Camilla Hannan’s sound work sits upfront and centre, taking you to places simultaneously familiar and alien. In collaboration with visual artists and animators Martine Corompt and Van Sowerwine. Dark Night, Bright Light inhabits and transcends.

It’s Not You, It’s Us

Cassandra Tytler

Cassandra Tytler’s live visual art performance “It’s Not You, It’s Us”, seamlessly integrates live performance with projected video. With “It’s Not You, It’s Us”, Tytler, herself the performer, explores a world of love, violence and gender confusion. The character she plays attacks itself at every turn, yet tries to find an identity that is true to itself. Set against a backdrop of low-fi beauty, “It’s Not You, It’s Us” will add a dollop of apprehension the next time you look in the mirror.

Artist Details:

Camilla Hannan is an Australian sound artist who works exclusively with field recordings. She processes these recordings into abstract representations of place and experience. She investigates the construction of urban and natural environments sonically, and spatially, morphing these elements into new unsettling worlds. She has a particular interest in site-specific work outside of traditional gallery and narrative constructs. Camilla works in installation. performance, composition and radio. camillahannan.com

Van Sowerwine works across the areas of stop motion animation, interactives, sculpture and photography. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the ICA, London, Ars Electronica, Seoul New Media Biennale, Art Gallery of NSW and the Melbourne International Arts Festival. Her short films have screened at film festivals across the world including Cannes and the Sundance Film Festival. vansowerwine.com

Martine Corompt works predominantly with moving image installation with a specific interest in researching aspects of animation such as reductive representation, caricature and the animate space. Subjects such as the representation of bodies of water and the natural and unnatural landscape have been used to probe these ideas so far. Her work has been exhibited nationally within Australia as well as America, Japan and Europe. martinecorompt.com

Cassandra Tytler is an artist working within single-channel video, performance, installation and comic art. Her work explores contemporary cultural iconography and the idealised (un)realities that exist within it. She is particularly fascinated by the symbolism of popular clichés, and within her work pastiches isolated and fragmented cultural conventions, and shapes them into revealing stories or situations. cassandratytler.com