Collaboration between Alica Bryson Haynes and Claire Robertson | 2011
The artist duo explore the dynamics of collaboration, improvising a dialogical method of experimental installation combining video and painting. Their collaboration focuses on processual and conceptual commonalities in their individual practices.
The durational piece explores the painterly qualities of the video medium. Navigating space, the work highlights ordinarily overlooked details and the interplay of junction points within the architecture on A’Beckett St in Melbourne’s CBD. Through framing and abstracting, formal qualities such as colour, light, shape and composition are emphasized. The six channel work can be installed in a number of combinations responding to the dimensions of the gallery space. Each channel begins with a block colour and over time reveals an architectural or structural composition from which it was derived. The videos pulsate, oscillating between abstraction and actuality, shifting the light within the gallery space.