17th Biennale of Sydney – Cockatoo Island
May 20, 2010
before get on to the Ferry, enter MCA to pickup the booklet first, then you can read it before visiting the Cockatoo island. pick a sunny day!
i listed my favourite projects showing on the island ( just included digital media projects) :
- AES+F — The Feast of Trimalchio (2009) ★★★★★
wow~ the 9 channel animation is so Cool! my first impression: Dali’s painting from Surrealism, and Matthew Barney’s visual effects. it’s a luxurious fantasy. 360 degree projection; 3d animation mix real actors (fashion magazine style); slow motion ( sexy motion, posting); color ( fashion, animals; nature); multi culture (landscape, clothing, people); cross over ( occupation，sport, culture); classical music; …
- Cau Gyi-Qiang — Inspportune: Stage One (2004) ★★★★
this installation had been showed in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum before. the most famous artist using firework as the medium to create artwork.
- Slave Pianos ★★★
auto-play piano + voiceover to tell the story; the balance; exposed mechanical system
- Daniel Crooks — Static No. 12 (2009-10) ★★★
the special effect works perfectly with TaiChi
- Brodie Ellis — Umbra:Penumbra:Antumbra (2010) ★★★
very very hard inside, participants added the speical effect to scare me. the image projecting on the floor was rotating. the other projection is the solar eclipse. very nice!
- Hiroshi Sugimoto — Lighting Fields 128 (2009) ★★
the photography matches the surrounding which is the Power House on Cockatoo island.
- Yayoi Kusama — Song of Manhattan Suicide Addictr (2010) ★
em~ not interesting as her sculpture, painting or installation.
- Warren Fahey and Mic Gruchy — Danbed Souls and Turing Wheels (2010) ★★★
the style of telling a story was nice. using 6 projects directly project the video footage on the wall and columns.
- Tsang Kin-Wah — The First Seal – It would be better if you have never benn born… (2009) ★★
projecting the text over the ceiling, slow~~~~~
- Isaac Jukuen — Ten Thousand Waves (2010) ★
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