24 Frames opens at Carriageworks - Art Collector

Angelica Mesiti, Untitled, at exhibition 24 Frames Per Second, Carriageworks. Courtesy: the artist and Carriageworks, Sydney

By Emily Cones-Browne

Carriageworks’ ground breaking exhibition 24 Frames, which commissioned 24 Australian and international artists, dancers, choreographers and filmmakers to create 24 major new works, opens today.

Three years in the making, the exhibition combines dance, film and visual arts to push the boundaries of the artists’ chosen art form.

Carriageworks director Lisa Havilah notes the exhibition reflects Carriageworks’ growing national and international reputation for innovation and presentation of contemporary art: “This major new initiative continues the Carriageworks commitment to providing uncompromising support of artists and to making risk-taking new work which is both relevant and engaging to audiences locally, nationally and internationally,” she says.

Exhibition highlights include
Moving Targets, a new installation from Sydney-based artist Tony Albert and choreographer Stephen Page; Untitled, a work from Melbourne-based choreographer Nat Cursio and video artist Daniel Crooks who have collaborated with Australian dance icon Don Asker on work which examines longevity and gathered wisdom; and renowned French dancer François Chaignaud’s solo choreography Solitude, featuring Chaignaud performing a vocal score to Henry Purcell’s baroque piece O solitude: A song upon a ground.

Another must-see is Christian Thompson’s
Silence is Golden. The London-based Aboriginal artist, who has been long interested in mythological misbehaviour and pre-Christian ritual, continues to explore pagan rituals, examining his ancestral connection to the mythology and narrative of the British landscape.

24 Frames exhibits at Carriageworks, Sydney until 2 August 2015.
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