Wind/ing is a result of Anita Bacicʼs research into simple analogue moving image devices and animations, such as zoetropes, praxinoscopes and flipbooks. Bacic combines domestic and industrial references with a mechanism borrowed from these early moving image devices. The work takes the form of six spherical rotating objects inspired by rooftop turbine vents made up of 10 vane, each vane holding a still image. The objects are powered by oscillating household fans, which create animations. The imagery used in the animated objects is drawn from stories and symbols expressed in different cultures via legends and stories. Wind/ing has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Anita Bacic is a visual artist who explores media old and new with a focus on participatory experiences. Bacic is fascinated by devices that explore the creation of still and moving images and has been exploring pre-cinema technologies, including camera obscura as installations and experiences for a number of years. Bacicʼs explorations challenge our perceptions and encourage us to consider how we learn to see, look and interpret the world around us.
OPENING Thursday 23rd May, 5pm – 7pm
DATES 24 May - 20 June, 2013
OPENING HOURS Monday - Friday, 9am – 5pm
CONTACT +61  414 737 462
146 Elizabeth Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000