Sunday, 5 August, 2018
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Fed Square, Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne
New Zealand artist, Jess Johnson and animator Simon Ward‘s new video Webwurld (2017) offers a glimpse into a hallucinatory netherworld. Presented at scale on Fed Square’s iconic Big Screen, the work materialises a dark portal into a dimensional world whose activities may be taking place simultaneously to our own. Working with sound designer Andrew Clark, here Johnson’s complex hand-drawn images have been rebirthed into chimerical 3D animations. Webwurld collapses our perception of reality; time is neither fixed nor is it absolute and in the hands of the artist it can be manipulated and reconfigured.
TIME is a new site-specific video sector, curated by Hannah Mathews (Senior Curator, Monash University Museum of Art) and Rachel Ciesla (Curator, Melbourne Art Foundation).
Screened daily at 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Jess Johnson & Simon Ward, Webwurld, 2017, Soundtrack by Andrew Clarke Single-channel HD digital video with audio 16:9, 2 minutes, 8 seconds Image courtesy the artists and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney