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Shaun Gladwell Artist Talk

Shaun Gladwell Artist Talk

PICA and Revelation Perth International Film Festival present Shaun Gladwell, The Cinematic, a presentation of two recent film works by one of Australia’s leading artists. Presented together for the first time, don’t miss this chance to hear from the artist in conversation with curator Dr. Greg Ferris at PICA.

Free to attend | RSVP required

About the Artist

Shaun Gladwell explores the politics and poetics of human movement within natural, urban and digital environments. Gladwell examines the bodys relationship to its surroundings within a methodology he describes as performative landscapes, whereby the designed and intended function of objects and spaces are questioned,  extended and inverted through experimental misuse. The artist engages a wide range of institutional and emerging movement languagessuch as dance, skate­board­ing, BMX bicy­cle rid­ing, and digitally generated activity.  Gladwells inves­ti­ga­tion of individual freedom and its spa­tial artic­u­la­tion is reflect­ed in the instal­la­tion struc­tures of the work itself, through the use of archi­tec­tur­al fea­tures, pro­jec­tion sur­faces, mul­ti­chan­nel and extended reality formats.


Presented by Revelation Perth International Film Festival

Homo Suburbiensis, (still), 2020
HD video, colour, sound
13 minutes 5 seconds
cinematographer: Skye Davies

Courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.