if you had to pick one

work out of the the great show of mobilia titled Reflex at M16 (curated by Geoff Farquhar-Still, which opened last weekend and runs until until 16th August), for me it would be this work by Chloe Bussenschutt Water 6.30am.


The mechanism rotates the words FLOATING and FOG in and out of focus, interrupting her two projected photographs. Both photographs were taken on foggy mornings on Lake Burley Griffin and the Murrumbidgee River, and their watery atmospherics (very evocative at this time of the year) are interrupted by the rotating texts, which shifts your focus back and forth, from the image to the mechanism, pulling the eye back to the whole apparatus of the paired slide-show projectors.


ArtWranglers liked her last work, at Sculpture on the Edge, and iconophilia will be interested to see what happens next. Click across to TransitLane to see more snaps from the show…


#1 Lia on 08.07.09 at 3:53 pm

Chloe’s work is a subtle combination of clever and poetic.

#2 ampersand duck on 08.12.09 at 12:11 pm

Well, I would have liked it, if it had been working. That’s the problem with electrical technology, it breaks down.

My fav is Marina Neilson’s squeaky lamb. Manual operation, it’s the bomb.

#3 Uselesslines on 08.20.09 at 2:04 pm

So glad you got pictures – so I can re-live the experience!

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