Tristan Jalleh, Saskia Pandji Sakti Medium Paranormals
Opening: Tuesday 8 November, 6-8pm Dates: 8-26 November 2011
‘Medium Paranormals’ is a collaborative exhibition by Tristan Jalleh and Saskia Pandji Sakti. The exhibition explores the concept of faith and the ongoing attempts throughout history to capitalise on grief and reverence.
The work references 19th century spiritualist photography and contemporary evangelist’s use of electronic media, highlighting the role of technology in delivering and legitimising religious and spiritual messages or beliefs. Medium Paranormals employs photography and video to both augment and cultivate one set of mythologies for another, reinforcing and yet distorting common notions on death and the paranormal.
Saskia Pandji Sakti is a Melbourne based artist. She completed a BFA in Media Arts and Honours in Photography at RMIT. She has exhibited at Platform, Seventh, City Library, Utopian Slumps and The Melbourne Museum, and more recently at Level ARI in Brisbane. Her work has also been exhibited as part of Sydney’s SafARI project in 2008 and has been a finalist in various photography prizes throughout Australia.
Tristan Jalleh is a Melbourne based artist from Adelaide. He studied 3D Modelling and Animation in 2007. He has exhibited at Platform, Seventh, Utopian Slumps, No Vacancy, Counihan Gallery and New Low ARI in Melbourne and also galleries in Sydney and Tokyo.
Tristan and Saskia currently co-curate TwentyByThirty ARI in Melbourne.