26 April - 5 May 2006
Absorption places the beholder within conflicting streams of experience, working with sound, light and architecture, exploring the connections between perception, self-awareness and the world.
The artists' work plays with the state which occurs when the audience becomes absorbed in seeing and hearing objects in space. Previously explored by artists such as Minimalists and Post-minimalists, often in relation to phenomenology, this state has been described as ego-less. If self-identity recedes behind a changed connection with physical reality, what philosophical and psychological questions arise?
About the artist
Bruce's audio-video work Infra-cinema featured in the recent Melbourne International Art Festival. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Fine Art at RMIT university, as well as lecturing in Sound Design in RMIT's Games Design Programs. He has had a close involvement with the sound art community, as codirector of the Liquid Architecture Sound Art Festival from 2001-2005. Over the last year, he has presented his work at Perth Institute for Contemporary Art, Canberra Contemporary Art Spaces, the Brisbane Powerhouse and The Hunting Club, Armidale, NSWDownload the catalogue