Exploring layers of landscape…..
Shae Rooke’s audiovisual installation, Spectacle, evokes nature’s wonderland. There’s the Australian bush, a historic garden and a picture of a tree. The star of the show is a 3D hologram picture of a tree – as the angle of the picture tilts the image magically changes. Rotating on a hidden pedestal, the tree gently spins through the garden, offering portals into fantasy landscapes.
Spectacle marvels quietly; a cheeky play on picturesque landscapes and a celebration of a beloved kitsch object. This strange mix of the absurd, the beautiful and the nostalgic creates a space to contemplate fluid interpretations of landscape.
Sound design by Garth Sheridan. For a more in depth look at Spectacle, read the exhibition essay by Grace Slonim here.
Spectacle was exhibited at Seventh Gallery, Melbourne. 31st March – 15th March 2016.