Jo Scicluna From a Slow Dark LightOpening: Tuesday 2 December, 6-8pm Dates: 2-20 December 2003
Text from: http://www.joscicluna.com/
“I am a Melbourne-based artist that has exhibited locally and internationally. I exhibit within various realms: the gallery and public contexts and work with photography, video, sculpture and installation.
I have always been dissatisfied with photography’s inextricable link with the past. My interest in photography is not motivated by the accumulation of documents, but rather in the medium’s intrinsic relationship to phenomena.
The photographic image is a pliable component of my spatial practice: an object whose material condition holds much conceptual potential. The relationship between the photograph, the sculptural act and the exhibiting space is an active process. I aim to implicate these elements into the language of landscape and explore the conceptual and phenomenological scope of this relationship.
I apply this attitude to the photographic medium, along with a series of process and events to explore, magnify and reveal the subtle historical and elemental mechanisms of place.
I also investigate the transposition of ‘photographic’ principles into other media, materials or spatial outcomes. This process is often informed by site specific language and is seen as another means to translate place.
I am the co-founder and coordinator of the ‘practice-led’ exhibiting space called ‘The Other Side’ situated at Paul Morgan Architect’s Design Studio in Melbourne. The primary aim of the space is to establish an art and architecture dialogue and a forum for the exchange of ideas concerning spatial and site responsive practice. The space also aims to introduce the work of artists to architectural clients. The Other Side is a non-commercial venture.
My art practice strongly informs my teaching practice in art and design. I have lectured extensively in studio practice, photographic discourse, public art, professional development, art history, and many design studio projects in interior and landscape architecture. I have also been invited to discuss my practice and the principles informing my work within the gallery, university and TAFE sectors locally and internationally.”
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