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Panopticon

DARK MOFO       University of Tasmania

Design: Adam Bogus, Angie Dara and Eden Noble
Photography: Cassie Sullivan

You are the watcher; they, the watched.
On the hour, things begin to change...

Friday 15 — Sunday 17 June
Thursday 21 — Sunday 24 June
5 — 10pm
Centre for the Arts, Hunter Street

FREE

Panopticon II features over twenty individual installations by Art, Music and Theatre students from the School of Creative Arts (SOCA). Each space is visible from the ground floor windows of the Centre for the Arts and showcases live artworks responding to the Dark Mofo theme of TIME.

Curated by John Vella and presented by Dark Mofo and the School of Creative Arts, University of Tasmania.

Panopticon | Dark Mofo 2018, YouTube video

Cell 1: present past

Memories recreated from a grandparents' attic bedroom space (East Sussex, UK), on the other side of the world.

Artist | Abigail Rothery
(Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart)

Cell 2: Tracing Bodies

Stand still. Let us trace you. Do you trust us? Over time how do you want to be perceived? Does society have the right idea of who you are?

Artists |
Lily McGee, Erick NG, Karina van Donselaar
(All Bachelor of Contemporary Arts Launceston)

Cell 3: Hopeless

The player who can never play in time.

But is persistent.

Artist | Victoria Hall
(Diploma of Music Hobart)

Cell 4: Stories — Erasing The Past

Fri 15 — Sun 17 June: History consists of insignificant moments of ordinary things, uncaptured in real time, voiced in a story, forgotten in seconds. Stories are ever changing, erased with time and changed in future, leaving traces of prior existence.

Artists | Tersia Oosthuizen, Rebecca Bannister, Mark Buckland, Anna Venosta (All Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart)

Cell 4: Control Room

Thu 21 — Sun 24 June: A time to watch. A time to be watched. Its about time. Time captured. Real time. Fake time. Make time. Smile.

Artists | Eri Azahar (Bachelor of Visual Communication Hobart), Mark Buckland (Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart), Isobel Pyefinch (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart)

Cell 5: Hotline

It’s just like a radio show expect you’re not in your car and it isn’t the sixties. Call in, there are no limits.

Artist | Hamish J Wooders

Cell 6: Bound

The piece is symbolic of how organisations can limit the creativity of artists of all kinds, whether they be individuals or groups. That their influence not only limits creativity, but can also make working conditions extremely difficult, or in some cases harmful. Furthermore, their personal lives can be negatively affected. This also relates to time due to the pressure that is placed on artists to complete their work.

Artists |
Lily McGee, Karina van Donselaar, Kylie Enniss
(All Bachelor of Contemporary Arts Launceston)

Cell 7: Face Forward

Line after line appears, revealing the inevitable transition, drawing the physiognomy into an unavoidable fate.

Artists |
Madeline Aulich (Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart), Erick Ng and Vicki Tolman
(Both Bachelor of Contemporary Arts Launceston)

Cell 8: En Masse

We consider space as something that is non-existent, but what if space is just as physical as what already is. Ourselves no greater than the space around us, our connections and experiences as one with the existence that surrounds, becoming greater and more in depth over time, the boundary between oneself and the space slowly becomes one.

Artists | Callum Holmberg (Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart),
Isobel Pyefinch (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart)

Cell 9: Symphony of Echoes

Encounter an unsettling ensemble of clashing tones. By processing the sound of its audience, the work returns an unsettling, otherworldly echo of its surroundings.

Artists | Matt Carr (Bachelor of Arts Hobart), Liam Kenna (Bachelor of ICT and Bachelor of Visual Communication Hobart)

Cell 10: Just In Time

Time stands still. Time flies. A minute can seem an eternity. An hour can go by in a flash. Time is of the essence, are you ahead of your time or behind the times? Time will tell, they say, but how do you tell the time?

Artists |
Carmen Lai, Rozan Eddy, Joshua MacKenzie
(All Bachelor of Contemporary Arts Launceston)

Cell 11 / 12: Dysrhythmia

Slaves of the alarm clock, the shift and the beat – rise up and fight the time signature with your favourite circadian rhythm section.

Artists | Erin Brandall, Sallie Burton, Gabrielle Rish, Grace Watson (All Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart), Paul Neumeyer (non-student volunteer)

Cell 13: The Self

Improvement depends on reflection, especially for the artist. Time forces us to self-reflect and self-improve in doing so.

Artists | Rebecca Bannister, Anna Venosta (Both Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart)

Cell 14: Eternalism

Eternalism. My brother, the physicist, says it is a theory of time as a non-linear dimension, in which past, present and future exist simultaneously. I say that sounds like a circle. I guess it explains why entropy seeps into my past through my increasingly fragmented memories. So perhaps one day I’ll remember my death.

Artist | Hannah Foley (Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart)

Cell 15: The Barber Shop

Piles of hair build up in the space as ametures try their hand at hairdressing.

Artists | Jess Bateman and Wesley Miles (Both Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart),
Saskia Becker (International Exchange Student Hobart)

Cell 15: Self poke

Observe the process of stick and poke as participants leave a lasting mark on their skin.

Artists | Jess Bateman and Wesley Miles (Both Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart),
Saskia Becker (International Exchange Student Hobart)

Cell 16: Transmogrification

Changing every night with a new non-linear narrative I attempt to convey the animalistic nature hidden behind everyones ego.

Artist | Lachlan Smith
(Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart)

Cell 17: And they all fall down

The audience is in control. At the press of a button, what we make begins again.

Artists | Rebecca Bannister, Anna Venosta (Both Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart), Ella Lim (Bachelor of Visual Communication Hobart)

Cell 18: To, Back

What is your role in what goes up and comes down?

Artists | Avon Li (Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart),
Isobel Pyefinch (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart)

Cell 19: Thanks For Your Time

Thu 21 — Sun 24 June: We relive many years in a second, live in the past, or yearn to escape it.

Cell 20: Human Painting

The artwork features the interaction between a suspended figure and its environment. The act of varying suspension dictates the figures manipulation of its environment. highlighting, the act of art making as a collaboration between time and movement.

Artists | Madison Pedder and Henry Watson (Both Bachelor of Fine Arts Hobart)

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