6 – 28 FEBRUARY 2015
Opening: Friday 6 February, 6 – 8pm
Five Studies In Unison.
Chris Sciuto & Mira Oosterweghel
My Technique Is My Own
Equine In(ter)vention merges rudimentary video collage and hand-woven textiles to work through the interconnected histories of horses, looms and technology. The domestication of horses incurred drastic changes to war, transport and agriculture, and would go on to become the subject of the first ever moving picture in 1878, when Eadweard Muybridge used a twenty-four still cameras to photograph a horse in motion to determine whether all four feet touched the ground at any time. Looms played a major role in the industrial revolution and, like horses, also inspired a similar technological advancement when Charles Babbage used Joseph Marie Jacquard’s design for an automated loom which uses a punch card system using binary code as the basis for his “thinking machine” which would eventually evolve into the computer.
John Brooks recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (honours) at Monash University, following a Bachelor of Fine Art (drawing) at the Victorian College of the Arts and an Advanced Diploma of Textile Design and Development at RMIT.