Autoluminescent

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Portable Horizon Autoluminescent presents artwork by three Australian contemporary artists who work across a variety of media, yet all embrace luminescent materiality in aspects of their work. The exhibition explores the nature of visual perception, light-induced sensory experience, temporality, transformation and interplay between minimalism and monumentalism.

Date:
Monday 08 July 2019 10:00 am until Saturday 24 August 2019 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
La Trobe Art Institute
5444 7272; lai@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
La Trobe Art Institute
Type of Event:
Exhibition; Public
Attached documents:
Autoluminescent_Digital ResourceFINAL2.pdf [PDF, 3.5 MB]
A3 Roomsheet_autoluminescent_FINAL.pdf [PDF, 1.3 MB]

Autoluminescence refers to ‘the luminescence of a substance due to energy originating within itself’. The exhibition presents a range of luminescent works that either emit light or draw on available or ambient light, transforming it through processes of reflection, refraction and absorption.

Light has an inherent and unavoidable impact on our perception of space and how we measure time, its presence, absence and durational nature are experienced directly through our sensorial and bodily relationship to the material world.

Autoluminescent moves beyond the spectacle of ‘light media’ and focuses on the more subtle aspects of light as a medium: transformation, perception and embodied experiences of presence/absence, time and place. Each exhibiting artist harnesses the continuous, transient and transformative nature of light, shifting our perception from the minute to the extremely vast and back again.

Exhibition room sheet

Download Digitial Catalogue

Image:Brendan Van Hek, ‘Portable Horizon (aquamarine, midnight blue)’, 2015, 230 x 242 x 60cm, neon, steel. © Image courtesy of the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery.

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