Nov 18th - Dec 30th, 2023
Opening: Nov 18th, from 6 until 8 PM
For Blindspot, Jayne Dyer occupies the gallery space with re-purposed photographs, text and objects, searching for blindspots in telecommunications, surveillance and nationhood.
In her installation, time is manipulated. News, science fiction and spy narratives, are spliced and mashed together, prompting a lens on precarious states of play. Abrupt shifts between speed, stillness, shrill sound and silence block original meanings; creating blindspots as slippery and contradictory as the way we flip between a screen swipe and a turn of a page.
Jayne Dyer is an Australian artist and arts writer living in Lisbon/Porto. Her practice navigates between perception and behaviour, rupture and reparation; incorporating text, object, photographic and moving image installations. Her projects are supported by international arts agencies, with an Australian Federal Government award for arts achievements in Asia (2013), and a Commonwealth of Australia Public Service Medal for contributions to arts and education (2005). Dyer was Co-Artistic Director for the Bienal 2023 de Fotografia do Porto.
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«Blindspot» The installation of Jayne Dyer original photographs includes repurposed images sourced from films, documentaries, news clips and artists photographs:
Susan Hiller, An Ongoing Investigation exhibition at Timothy Taylor Gallery, London 2011
Constantinos Hadzinikolaou, Woyzeck, 2017, film at Documenta 17, Kassel 2017
L. Mundeciema film focusing on Anna “Asja” Lacis and Bernard Reich. Archival material and documentary materials installed at Documenta 17, Kassel 2017
Vladimir Putin, state of the nation speech in Moscow, televised 21 Feb 2023
Interstellar, 2014, Director Christpher Nolan
Vantage Point, 2008, Director, Pete Travis