SPARE ROOM / 16 September to 6 October 2011
The term "Conversation Piece", used to categorize a painting genre of the 18th century, evokes an aural dimension in a period where no audio-visual construct outside live theatre was in existence. The combination of mobile audio technologies and visual effects that suggest absence—such as blue screen compositing—are used in place of painting in this recent video series.
Kieran Boland is an Australian artist based in Melbourne. His work is interdisciplinary, often exploring transitional relationships between works on paper and audio-visual narratives. Past projects have incorporated drawing, text, aural activities—including live radio broadcast—and video featuring professional and amateur actors for gallery installation, public screening as well as online formats. He has exhibited his work for the past decade in Australia and also internationally. He was the recipient of an Australia Council new work grant for Polar Mark at RMIT Project Space in 2007 and a resident at the Australia Council's Los Angeles Studio in 2007-08.
Kieran Boland - www.kieranboland.com
Many thanks to Rebecca Bower, Frank Boland, Adam Browne, Stephen Gallagher, Benedict Hardie, Craig Jardine, Hallie Jardine, Andrew Tetzlaff and Michael Vale.