Dust Dance is a study on the movements of dust. In this installation of photographs and film, A.M. Phillips investigates the thick dust, stained wall paper and moving shadows of
Dust Dance is a study on the movements of dust. In this installation of photographs and film, A.M. Phillips investigates the thick dust, stained wall paper and moving shadows of an empty house.
The photographs picture close-up details of thick dust that has accumulated, settled and remains undisturbed. The stains and the dust marking the floral patterned wallpaper oppose a sort of beauty to a sinister decay.
The film, however, examines disturbed dust and shadows. Dust, like a psychological disturbance, can be menacing. Dust brings shame, is fought with and dusted away, but always creeps back.
Phillips’ work hovers in a zone that touches the edges of the three disciplines: film, photography and psychology.
Dust Dance continues the investigation into the menacing nature of dust that received critical exposure in 2015 when A Handful of Dust, curated by David Campany, was first exhibited at Le Bal in Paris. A Handful of Dust travels to the Whitechapel Gallery, London in June 2017.
Opening 6pm Thurs 1 Jun
Fri 2 Jun – Sat 24 Jun
Conversation with the artist 2pm Sat 3 Jun
Image: A.M. Phillips, Untitled (from the series Dust Dance), 2016, photograph. Courtesy of the artist.
1 (Thursday) 10:00 am - 24 (Saturday) 5:00 pm
Moonah Arts Centre
27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009