Persistence of Vision – Part One

21st July – 8th August, 2010.
c3 contemporary art space
The Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Gallery hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

Supported by a City of Yarra Community Arts Grant.

Persistence of Vision – Part One is a series of works on paper and canvas, examining human movement through the eye of an animator, where movement is broken down into still frames, and overlaid. The effect is frieze-like – recalling ancient Egyptian art, Futurism, but viewed through a contemporary, video-aware artists‘ eye.

The term “Persistence of Vision” is common in film and animation theory. It describes the phenomena that the human eye, though seeing a series of still frames flashing for a fraction of a second, interprets movement. Movement of this kind is trickery! Indeed, the imagery in this exhibition depicts people attempting sporting tricks – skateboarding, basketball shots. O’Carrigan collates these frames, that would otherwise form an animation, onto one layer of imagery. He sidesteps the trickery, defeats it – little wonder that his skaters fail their tricks, and basketballers miss their shots.

Layup Parabola #2

Layup Parabola #2
Ink on drafting film, 69 x 43 cm (framed)
2010

Balance Diptych (2 of 2)

Balance Diptych (2 of 2)
Pencil & ink on card, relief collage, 32 x 38 cm (framed)
2010

Layup Parabola #1

Layup Parabola #1
Ink on paper, 69 x 43 cm (framed)
2010

Balance Diptych (1 of 2)

Balance Diptych (1 of 2)
Pencil & ink on card, relief collage, 31 x 28 cm (framed)
2010

Muybridge De-interlaced Triptych (2 of 3)

Muybridge De-interlaced Triptych (2 of 3)
Collage on card, 43 x 26 cm
2010

Muybridge De-interlaced Triptych (3 of 3)

Muybridge De-interlaced Triptych (3 of 3)
Collage on card, 43 x 26 cm
2010

Muybridge De-interlaced Triptych (1 of 3)

Muybridge De-interlaced Triptych (1 of 3)
Collage on card, 43 x 26 cm
2010

The Yips and the Shanks

The Yips and the Shanks
Ink on paper, acetate and glue, 40 x 43 cm
2010

Failed Layup (With A Minor Prayer)

Failed Layup (With A Minor Prayer)
Oil on linen on board, 26 x 20 cm
2010