Persistence of Vision, Part Two: Text
28 October 2010

Persistence of Vision – Part Two

27th October – 13th November, 2010.
Blindside Artist Run Space
Nicholas Building Level 7 Room 14
37 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Supported by a City of Melbourne Young Artists Grant.

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

In the second exhibition of this project, O’Carrigan more closely referenced the works of Étienne-Jules Marey, and Edward Muybridge, and their early attempts to ‘picture time’ through photography of movement. Persistence of Vision – Part Two is a series of works on canvas and masonite, which takes a darker side of the psyche as the ‘movement’ to be charted.