Bonnie Lane Into the Dark
Opening: Friday 13 May 6-8pm Dates: 13 May-28 May 2011
Spanning all of Bus Projects’ galleries, ‘Into the Dark’ explores light as a metaphor for the transition between child and adult, a journey into a slippery world of beauty, wonder, fear and anticipation. Displaced murmurs gurgle up from the basement below, as if calling out for the audience to make their way down the staircase, immersing themselves into darkness. As one enters each room, eyes adjust and ghostly projections reveal themselves. Figures that are seemingly trapped in limbo, condemned to the repetition of their own absurd tasks, skipping, sleeping, dreaming, playing, humming… Anonymous and going nowhere, they are the residue, left behind in the dark gloomy basement, to pass continually back and forth. The beauty of the immersive video sequences touches on the sublime, seducing audiences into a numbed state at once both mesmerising and tormenting.
Bonnie Lane is currently being mentored by Tina Gonsalves through JUMP, the Australia Council’s national mentoring program for young and emerging artists. In Victoria, JUMP is being delivered through Melbourne Fringe.www.jumpmentoring.com.au
Bonnie Lane is an emerging Video Installation artist from Melbourne, Australia. After spending 2009 living and working Berlin, Germany, Bonnie returned to Melbourne in 2010 to study an Honours Degree in Fine Art at Monash University, which she recently completed with first class Honours. Bonnie completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at Victorian College of the Arts in 2007 and has since shown locally, nationally and internationally in public, commercial, artist run galleries & non-traditional sites. In 2009 Bonnie held exhibitions and residencies in Australia, Norway, USA, Portugal and Germany and become one of the coordinating members of 91mq Project Space, Berlin. Bonnie has received numerous grants and awards including The Australia Council for the Arts: Artstart Grant, The City of Melbourne: Young Artist Grant, the Toyota Community Spirit Encouragement Travel Award, and is currently being mentored by renowned video artist Tina Gonsalves through JUMP, the Australia Council’s national mentoring program for young and emerging artists.
‘Into the Dark’ is supported by the City of Melbourne through the Arts Grants Program.