Get lost in an endless wormhole, board a spaceship of desire, take in sweeping space landscapes and experience a monumental echo at Fremantle Arts Centre when the exhibition Other Suns: Cult Sci-fi Cinema and Art opens on Friday 26 July.
In partnership with Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Other Suns features a line-up of 20 local, national and international artists.
Spanning sculpture, installation, video, drawing and paintings that embrace the gritty and unfamiliar undercurrents of science fiction, the exhibition is perfectly timed to open the same week as the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing.
Fremantle Arts Centre Special Projects Curator Erin Coates is excited to bring Other Suns to FAC.
“I am thrilled to be curating this fascinating set of artists brought together under Other Suns for their individual visions of science fiction.
“Their artworks probe the underbelly of the sci-fi genre and look at alternative manifestations of space travel, low-fi film props, morphing human bodies and distant worlds,” Coates said.
Revelation Program Director and Other Suns co-curator Jack Sargeant said,
“The exhibition offers people the opportunity to see all manner of works. From fine art and sculptural, assemblages to moving image the works all engage with science fiction. It is a very exciting exhibition.”
Other Suns will present several new artistic commissions, including Jess Day and Joanne Richardson’s enormous spaceship of desire, the Never Better. Other exhibition highlights include New York-based duo Soda_Jerk’s two channel projection Astro Black. Made as a tribute to Sun Ra’s 1972 album, Astro Black is an ongoing multi-channel video cycle informed by cultural theories of Afrofuturism. WA’s Neil Aldum has created a new sculptural work which looks at the optimism of the 1969 moon landing; and Adelaide artist Roy Ananda engages with fan culture in Vadar’s Loop, an endless stream of Darth Vadar breathing.
Presenting a diversity of perspectives and voices, what unites the works in Other Suns is the way the artists engage with the individual imagination as the key element in the science fiction vision. Far from the dystopic science fiction of blockbuster Hollywood films, Other Suns offers a fresh counterpoint which will engage ardent fans and newcomers alike.
Other Suns Artists
Claire Evans (USA)
Sam Scoggins (UK)
Neil Aldum (Perth)
Dan Bourke (Perth)
Ian Haig (Melbourne)
Astro Morphs (Perth)
Lisa Sammut (Sydney)
Roy Ananda (Adelaide)
Boyden Woods (Perth)
Shalini Jardin (Sydney)
Oliver Hull (Melbourne)
Matthew Bradley (Adelaide)
Penny Walker-Keefe (Melbourne)
Marne Lucas & Jacob Pander (USA)
Jess Day & Joanne Richardson (Perth)
Curated by: Erin Coates (FAC) & Jack Sargeant (Revelation Perth International Film Festival)
Other Suns is a partnership with Revelation Perth International Film Festival and Fremantle Arts Centre.
Other Suns: Cult Sci-fi Cinema & Art
Opens 6:30pm Friday 26 July | Exhibition runs Saturday 27 July – Saturday 14 September | Free Entry
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