Three-channel video installation, sound, camphor laurel stools
2014, 16:9, duration 11:11 minutes
Love Eyes was exhibited at Hatched: National Graduate Show at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art from 1 May - 21 June 2015.
Curated by Nadia Johnson
The annual Hatched: National Graduate Show tracks the changing trends and developments in emerging contemporary art by providing an annual snapshot of the country’s aesthetic mood. It has become a vital compass in identifying a new generation of emerging artists, fresh out of art school and eager to embark on their careers. 2015 will see the 24th iteration of Hatched, still the only national exhibition of its kind and, once again, a celebration of the most talented graduate artists from 22 of Australia’s best art schools and universities.
Love Eyes is a three-channel video installation. It is a meditation on the natural environment, highlighting our connection to, and affinity for nature. Through a poetic construction of imagery and sound, the audience is invited into an immersive experience. Love Eyes is inspired by the concept of biophilia, which sees our relationship with nature as a biological ‘need’, encompassing the human craving for aesthetic, intellectual and even spiritual meaning and satisfaction. Filmed in locations including the Daintree Rainforest, the Blue Mountains, and the waterfalls of Laos, these sublime sites are combined with both performative and documented moments, creating an authenticity in its subjects. The resultant imagery of these natural environments and moments of human interactions have been edited to straddle both real and imagined landscapes. Love Eyes was developed from a desire to create and document experiences of nature that becomes an experience for the viewer.
THE DREAM, KANYINI for VIVID 2015
PRODUCED BY ELIYA COHEN, SOPHIE PENKETHMAN-YOUNG, NEIL MORRIS AND THE HEART COLLECTIVE
A Heart Collective production for Vivid Sydney's Path to the Future installation to support Reconciliation Week as a celebration of Indigenous Culture, representing a sacred journey through Kanyini, the Aboriginal teachings of unconditional love.
FILM BY ELIYA COHEN
MUSIC BY DANGER BEACH FEAT. JONNY TELAFONE
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