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TCB art inc.
Imperial Slacks, Sydney
Mnemotech, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Memory employs the metaphor of a housefire to investigate
psychological space in cinema. The installation examines psychological
ploys of film, such as montage sequences. It recreates the intensity
of cinematic projection, in that light appears to come from
within or beyond the screen, and the image of the burning
house is a brilliant subject for fire has great visual and
Fire is time-based. It can be shown in its various stages
of destruction, in a play on the
dramatic restaging of the event. A small black and white video
in the entrance introduces the burning house as a historical
event, to explored it as a cathartic image in film. The video comprises a sequence of scenes from documentary footage of fires in
Australia (Ash Wednesday) and burning houses in films, such
as Rebecca, Gilbert Grape and Badlands.
Theatrical lights were set up to intensify the light depicted
in the oil paintings.