Tara O’Conal – Untitled 2017
Tara O’Conal is an emerging artist based in Melbourne. Tara is currently studying a Masters of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts where she graduated in 2016 with First Class Honours.
Tara O’Conal’s practice investigates experiences of perception, working with video, photography and sound within the field of contemporary video installation. Her daily interactions with the world guide the material in the work through which she explores experiences of embodiment as she encounters everyday phenomena. Tara’s work offers a quiet and focused perspective, contemplating the sensory nature of existence.
The Chin Chin Wall of Art is a not-for-profit independent contemporary art space for the moving image. Situated in the Melbourne CBD and viewed from Chin Chin restaurant, Flinders Lane and Higson Lane seven nights a week from dusk, the projection wall offers a broad range of video works from local, emerging, established and international artists.
The projection space presents a context for the diversity, education and understanding of contemporary video art. Offering a non-traditional exhibition space, we provide a platform for informative and experimental work that is provocative, controversial although not offensive. The provision of time, space and dialogue encourages risk and criticality. We aim to facilitate creative networks and connect the local art community with the global sphere of contemporary art. The program is made up of both curated and proposal based exhibitions and projects attracting a diverse audience local foot traffic, chin chin guests and the Melbourne CBD public.
The wall of art accepts proposals throughout the year.
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Annie Edney – Ancestral Mischief 2017
Annie Edney’s video art is made with light colour and water, recording the improvised manipulation of found organic objects on liquids to evoke memory. She is currently interrogating the idea that all of our ancestor’s memories are held in our DNA.
Edney has 20 years experience as director and lead artist making site- specific projects with extensive community involvement. Emerging as a video artist in 2015, she is now focused on her solo studio practice and has shown videos internationally, including Venice in 2017, Istanbul in 2016, and Melbourne 2015-17.
Alex Gomez – Midnight Flesh Dates 2017
Grotesque yet somewhat familiar to the human form, layers of colour and fleshy configurations trip through a strangely erotic collage of imagery. In sharp contrast with the crumbling concrete walls of the urban jungle, the soft fleshy textures reflect the vulnerability of the ephemeral human condition. Gentle contours of the body are matched with the sticky pulp of fruit and silky flower petals, while the psychedelic layering of colours allude to an intoxicating dream-like state. Disjointed and sickly sweet, the video is at the same time both overpowering and hypnotic – a train wreck you can’t tear your eyes away from. It is a self-portrait, a reflection on femininity and the female body. With visual poetry throughout, the rhythm of the film sighs and gasps; following the pattern of the breath.
Alex Gomez is a Melbourne based video installation artist examining intimacy, the body and identity. Since graduating from Monash University in 2015, she has exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Melbourne and Milan (Italy).
Kerri Wilson McConchie
Kerri Wilson McConchie is a Melbourne based artist with a practice that includes drawing, video, projection and installation. Her works focus on themes surrounding personal history and identity that relate to broader contemporary issues through unwritten narratives of abstract moving images.
Drawing combined with digital processes is employed to push the possibilities of transition, thereby creating another ‘being’ through distortion, repetition and transformation. Layers of memory, conscious reflection and the unconscious, drives the basis of drawings that become expansive and immersive through projection. In this new projection work these layered transformations have been repurposed as animated stories that although unstated, portray issues through coded symbols and patterns.
Kerri completed a Masters of Contemporary Art at Victorian College of the Arts in 2016 and was the recipient of the Chin Chin Wall of Art Award,
Chin Chin X Jason Ebeyer
Jason Ebeyer is a 3D Visual Designer based in Melbourne, Australia. Combining elements from different sources, he produces work using a combination of programs and mediums, creating vivid scenes, which are sometimes an explosion of colour, and other times dark hallucinogenic dreams.
“I’ve grown up during the tipping point of the digital age – where the internet is no longer confined to your home computer, and is now accessible everywhere and anywhere. As a society we have never been more connected with each other than we are right now, we have also never been so distant. The internet has literally opened up another dimension where your identity is a fluid concept, and who are one day can change with something as little as your profile picture and who you’re following. This small body of work explores the feminine and masculine identities within myself, and how they interact with each other. Being a creative has become an outlet for me to explore different feelings and thoughts through my work and share with the world around me.”
Corinna Berndt – The Screen
Corinna Berndt is a Melbourne based artist working across multiple mediums, including sculpture, collage and video. Her practice investigates the tension between corporeal and digital experience, often exploring interactions between objects and bodies.
Berndt’s layered videos explore multiple possibilities of manipulating the image space of the screen. An ongoing focus of her work has been the concept of the video screen as an experimental site for exploring experiences of time, space and the digital image, in relation to the body.
Berndt recently completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts. She has exhibited at project spaces and commercial galleries in Melbourne.
Timmi Tsapaliaris, The Feeling of Noticing
Timmi Tsapaliaris perceptual and aesthetic concerns are an ongoing investigation of the somatic and physical memory of place. The work is a mere passing moment or accumulation of moments within this extended investigation. From repetition to representation in real, literal time, one traverses the possibilities of the Australian suburban condition within which, a wide spectrum of unquestioning realities reveal itself. Within the comforting familiarity of each-day’s sameness, there also exists the unquestioned and assumptive – that for lack of time, and puncture we are not confronted to acknowledge. My work looks at the unquestioned banalities and possibilities within the everyday of which we are all a part.
Timmi Tsapaliaris was born in Adelaide, South Australia. She attended classes at the Ruth Tuck Art School when she was 7 years old, where she learnt the fundamentals of drawing and water colour painting. She was awarded the ProHart Scholarship during her Bachelor of Visual Art at the Adelaide Central School of Art. She continued her tertiary studies in Melbourne at the Victorian College of the Arts, where she was awarded first class honours in Fine Art (Honours). She currently resides in Melbourne where she works and explores new modes of presenting contemporary video art.
Crims, ‘Life is Sour’
‘Life is Sour’ is a colourful, wicked look into modern aesthetics, drawing influences from around the world and the stunning visuals and media pulled from its depths.
Bringing together visuals and styles from post-internet subcultures, movies, western media and Japanese displays, the footage is a vivid and aggressively chill view of the familiar and the unknown. With elements of military nonchalance, heavy anime influences and a life online, Life is Sour is dark, twisted, vibrant and a whole lot of aesthetic.
Crims – Working as a resident VJ for the international dance music event Cold Tech, Melbourne-based Crims first started VJing after a particularly inspiring night in Tokyo. With a life online exploring the post-internet subcultures, Crims works to create a look and feel to match each night’s vibe and aesthetic. Crims has worked around Melbourne and Tokyo, creating visuals and displays that blend anything from dark cityscapes, vibrant anime, grainy military test footage and the more striking scenes of Hollywood.