Meyrick, Tonya 2020, in+the+blink+of+an+eye, Third Space Gallery + Digital, 2020/08/21 - 2020/09/04, Geelong, Vic., Digital Innovation Festival & Creative Geelong.

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Title in+the+blink+of+an+eye
Creator(s) Meyrick, TonyaORCID iD for Meyrick, Tonya
Conference, exhibition or event name in+the+blink+of+an+eye. Exhibition (2020 : Geelong, Victoria)
Conference, exhibition or event location Third Space Gallery + Digital
Conference, exhibition or event dates 2020/08/21 - 2020/09/04
Publication date 2020
Description of resource 3 x digital artworks
Publisher Digital Innovation Festival & Creative Geelong
Place of publication Geelong, Vic.
Keyword(s) Digital Artwork
lens based practice
Notes Today, during Covid, 'terror sublime' could be thought of as held within the light of screens where we search for something and unwittingly embark on an AI curated journey through a labyrinth of disasters that often sit on the sides of an article or video. The screen is taking us into unintentional wormholes. While screen light seduces us into new territories laden with disaster, it reveals what we cannot unsee. Tonya and Annie’s screens are a studied reflection on ‘sublime isolation’ then and now. Tonya’s digital triptych presents fragments of food waste grown and materially cultivated from the beginning of Covid 19’s emergence in Australia around February 2020. Searching eagerly for some form for metaphysical evolution, in quarantine Tonya’s scenes of mould have been cultivated as a by-product of lived experience pre-Covid. However, they continue through our isolation. Sparked by tiny specks of eaten matter, which are fed, and watered this organic growth develops each day transforming at its own pace. The organic has visually formed into an abstract and unique living 3D sculpture. The work continues to develop, and the digital triptych Sublime, 1, 2, and 3, present the viewer with snapshots the organic form as graphic, and chaotic. The work urges an in-progress open-ended dialogue on isolation in the time of Covid, coupled with notions of documenting a life ‘in-between’. The digital triptych theoretically operates on a metaphoric level as well as with a documentary mode. A comment on our lived but quiet stationary presence juxtaposed with our silent yet hauntingly beautiful growing encounters the mould represents yet dangerously questions both the beauty of isolation and the terror sublime.
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 190503 Lens-Based Practice
190599 Visual Arts and Crafts not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
HERDC Research category JO1 Original Creative Works – Visual Art Work
Recognitions, Awards and Prizes Awarded 4000$ in (Innovation) grant funding from the Digital Innovation Festival, 2020.
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