Auckland-based Film Construction director Chris Sisarich tomorrow opens his multi-sensory exhibition of photography, video and sound in Sydney.
Sisarich is holding the exhibition, I Am Here, in collaboration with Auckland composer Peter Hobbs, from Wednesday 8 April to Sunday 26 April at Black Eye Gallery, Sydney.
“I Am Here raises questions about our objective reality and existence through 18 pieces of sound and image that put forward a sensorily holistic experience,” Sisarich says.
Of 16 still images, two pieces are accompanied with a musical interpretation composed by Hobbs along with a physical copy of the musical score. These two pieces are partnered with listening stations and will be sold with their aural component to ensure the pieces stay true to their multi-sensory entirety.
There are two pieces of moving image, one of which enjoys interactive visuals and sound, enabling the viewer to affect what they can see and hear.
“Each photograph is a living world in itself,”Sisarich says. “It is a past record of one relative moment in space-time, but it also lives now, communicating and imparting feelings. Sound is similar; it truly lives when we experience it, and our feelings bring it to life.”
Peter Hobbs said: “I have always loved the merger of visuals and sound. They have a sometimes sublime, sometimes tempestuous relationship; it’s a dynamic relationship I personally find highly stimulating and the result of the marriage always seems more than the sum of its parts. I hope you find it so with this exhibition.”
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