The World is a Text with Several Meanings



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The world is swamped with images.

Repositioning images is just as crucial as their creation in the production of meaning.

The World is a Text with Several Meanings presents a continuous program of videos that come from both open and solicited sources.

The frame of video produces an experience of equivalence. Regardless of the content, all video exists within a culture of watching images move, so recordings of music videos, sports highlights, blockbuster movies, home videos, academic lectures, documentaries, sex tapes, soap operas, and video art inhabit a shared liminal space.

Responding to the pivotal question within The Matrix, philosopher Slavoj Žižek rejects both the red and blue pill, wanting instead a third pill, one that offers the ‘reality of illusion itself.’ This exhibition is a magnification of the material encountered during the endless search for ‘interesting’ content, and an attempt to address what the third pill may consist of.

Supporters: City of Yarra, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces

Artist/s:

Various international and Australian artists

· Dates & Times ·

Opening Night · Friday May 14 from 6:00PM

Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, 200 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Duration: 6 - 8:30pm

Price: Free

Exhibition Times · Saturday May 15—Saturday June 12 from 11:00AM

Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, 200 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

Duration: Until 5:30pm. Sat until 4.30pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Price: Free



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