A close up image of Angela, she is laying on her back and emerging from a water bath. It is a close up image of the artists face, she is wearing pearls and pink flowers and stares intensely at the viewer.

Lush, Seductive, Unnerving

  • Where

    Bondi Pavilion Gallery

  • When

      Today to 30 June 2024
      at 10:00am to 5:00pm

  • Cost

    Free
  • Contact

    Waverley Council

    90838790

The Bondi Pavilion Gallery presents Angela Tiatia's lush new video work exploring migration, femininity, and the intersection of digital and physical realms; The Dark Current.

Using a combination of videogame software and carefully crafted live-action scenes, Tiatia creates a hypnotic world where boundaries blur and perceptions shift. The work captures the dark and chaotic feeling of the current moment while unravelling the artist's connection to her matrilineage and Sāmoan culture.

Spanning three years and filmed in four countries, The Dark Current is Tiatia’s most ambitious project to date. For the first time, she lays bare her own image-making through unscripted scenes, blurring the line between reality and fantasy. The resulting work is a dream-like visual poem that skims the beautiful yet murky surface of Pacific mythmaking to arrive at a hopeful vision for the future.

Commissioned by The Ian Potter Cultural Trust under the Ian Potter Moving Image Commission for exhibition by ACMI.

The Dark Current runs 10am - 5pm daily from 11 May - 30 June.

This event is proudly presented by Waverley Council

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“The evocative landscapes and expressive physicality speak volumes: no dialogue is needed. Lush and barren, powerful yet vulnerable, the natural landscapes are mysterious players in Tiatia’s hyper-stylised universe.”

-adeleine Gandhi, Arts Hub

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