Scott Morrison intertwines video installation and intricate sound compositions to create new ways of viewing both natural and synthetic environments. The ikono On Air Festival is showing Morrison’s new work, Small Choir, a single channel video that moves into an increasingly complex yet seemingly familiar world of natural elements. This rhythmic and undulating work combines his interest in the aesthetics of rural landscape, with his ability to bend an audience’s perception of spatial density and time. In Small Choir, light streams through surrounding woodland, its hazy spectrum of colour coaxing the viewer to squint their eyes and attempt to focus on the landscape in the distance. Here, Morrison is encouraging us to locate the familiar and experience it through the act of looking, and looking again. -> Channel Festival Curators Selection
BioScott Morrison is an Australian sound and video artist. His practice encompasses live performance, gallery installation and festival screenings that have focused towards the synergistic properties of the moving image. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions nation-wide and his audiovisual works have screened extensively nationally and abroad. His primary research and output has fallen under the title of "ballad(s) for quiet horizons". This body of work details and further develops the artist’s appreciation of Australia's rural landscape. It is an exploration and abstraction of natural occurrence, rhythmic meditations of place and how familiar experience(s) can be re-interpreted, re-imagined and rendered anew.
Links- Homepage of Scott Morrison - scottm.com.au - Scott Morrison on Vimeo - Scott Morrison at Beam Contemporary
Other Videosprelude for static home (excerpt, 2013) single channel continuous loop Monolith (2012) and it exploded like stars (excerpt) from ballad(s) for quiet horizons ballad for velizy from ballad(s) for quiet horizons Image: Scott Morrison, Small Choir, 2012. 720p HD Video with Stereo Sound. 9 min continuous loop. Ed 3 + 1 AP. Video Still.
Curator's SpecialPart of the curatorial selection by Channels Festival