Matthew Stanton: Conversation Piece - Art Collector

Matthew Stanton, Conversation Piece, 2012. 16mm film installation. Courtesy: artist and MARS Gallery, Melbourne

Matthew Stanton’s 16mm film installation contemplates the nature of the portrait image in relationship to topologies of surface and duration whilst examining the imprinting, transmission and translation of the “time image” through the cinematographic process.

Referencing the 7-minute exposure times typical of Julia Margaret Cameron’s 19th century photographic portraits, ‘Conversation Piece’ constitutes dual durational projections of a woman and the sea, each mirrored in scale and static frame. The ocean surface echoes and reflects the contingencies of light and human presence as a mute conversation unfolds between converging dualities - the static and animate, surface and depth, the actual and the virtual.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 14 April 2016
Exhibition closes: 14 May 2016
Location: MARS Gallery, 7 James Street, Windsor VIC 3181
Contact: 03 9521 7517

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