Three years. 24 artists. 5500 square metres. That's what it's taken to produce 24 Frames Per Second, a cutting edge new exhibition showing at Sydney's Carriageworks from June 18. Three years in the making, it features the new works of 24 local and international dancers, film makers and visual artists to form one jaw-dropping installation that's spread across Carriageworks' 5500 square metres.
The exhibition celebrates the gradual shift in performance art across the globe, with more and more artists working collaboratively across the spectrums of art, dance and film. Commissioning this project three years ago, Carriageworks is ahead of the curve - just last month the Tate Modern in London showcased Musée de la Dance, a 48-hour performance installation, with more and more galleries looking to follow suit. "24 Frames Per Second explores the integrated nature of contemporary art practice which, in recent years, has seen dance and live performance infiltrate the institutional spaces of the museum," says exhibition co-curator Nina Miall.
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The exhibition showcases local talent such as Tasmanian artist James Newitt, who collaborated with a Portugese choreographer and psychoanalyst in movement therapy to film rehearsals in one of Lisbon's oldest theatres; and renowned French dancer François Chaignaud, working with filmmaker César Vayssié on a choreography and vocal project filmed in Death Valley.
The exhibition runs from June 18 to August 2; visit carriageworks.com.au for more details.
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