Peering into Portholes

Megan Kennedy

Peering into Portholes
Site Number: 25
Site Location: Mud, 181 Gertrude Street
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Through a series of rippling digital windows, Peering into Portholes enables viewers to peer into uncharted dimensions of time. Lighting up the surface of liquid pools, these colourful projections distil encounters with the everyday. Hovering between the familiar, and the surreal, each projection embraces a set of digital alter chronologies- where physical time as we know it can be stretched, frozen, looped and reversed. Through a rippling effect, drips from above will merge the projected surface with the image, allowing both digital and material realities to collide. Conflating the virtual with the physical, it distorts the passage of time as we experience it in the present, and exposes the infinite potential of the future that unfurls before us.

This site is supported by Epson equipment: EB-2265U

Megan Kennedy

Through her installation practice Megan activates materials through kinetic actions. At the root of her artistic enquiry lies a fascination in the systems of physical exchange that surround us. Seeking intersections between art and the everyday, her projects often derive from personal experiences with a given set of materials. This can manifest in cartoon clichés such as a vase resting precariously on the edge of a shelf, or something as nuanced as a drop of water landing into a cup. Her works originate as live installations, and are then often recorded and preserved as video iterations of the former. Through video, she feels she is able to create a kind of sub-reality that clutches to the appearance of the original, yet has the capacity to lodge an event into a new set of time-space variables.

Megan is currently undertaking her Honours year in a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts.

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