Simone Hine & Linda Neil

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Simone Hine & Linda Neil - Departure Departure is the fourth collaboration between visual artist Simone Hine and musician and composer Linda Neil. Evoking Michael Snow’s seminal video work Wavelength, the camera slowly zooms out from an abstract detail to reveal an ambiguous scene. A person lies still in a bed, light rakes across the room, the crumpled bed sheets suggesting the presence of a second person who is not visible within the camera’s frame. The slow reveal of the scene suggests a narrative development within an otherwise still scene. Furthermore, the absence of movement within the room replicates the absent person and both function as narrative cues suggesting movement beyond the frame. Simone Hine is an artist, writer and curator. She has exhibited nationally for over ten years in numerous solo and group shows. Solo exhibitions include the Institute of Modern Art (2002), Brisbane Powerhouse (2004), Blindside (2009), Kings ARI (2009) and the George Paton Gallery (2010). Hine has also been included in group exhibitions at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (1999), Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane (2001, 2003, 2004), the Art Gallery of Queensland (2002), Level ARI (2010), and Kings ARI (2010), amongst others, and was part of the Time-Lapse Mega Mix at Federation Square (2010). Hine holds a BA (Visual Arts) with Honours (1st Class) from the Queensland University of Technology and is currently undertaking a PhD in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. Linda Neil (Dr) is a multi-disciplinary Australian musician, composer, writer and documentary producer whose recent book, Learning How to Breathe, was shortlisted for best emerging author in the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and long listed for The Age Book of the Year (Non-fiction, 2010). Trained as a classical violinist Linda Neil has performed with orchestras (including the Bolshoi Ballet) and rock bands, and recorded and toured with some of Australia’s leading independent artists. Neil has been awarded International Artists’ Residencies, including fellowships at the Sanskriti Institute in New Delhi (2005), the International Writers’ Program of the Shanghai Writers’ Association (2011). She has also received prestigious national music fellowships and residencies, including the Composer-in-Residence at the Peggy Glanville Hicks’ Composers’ House in Sydney. Neil Hold a PhD from the University of Queensland. Website of Simone Hine : www.simonehine.com -> Channel Festival Curators Selection