With the film I Go Further Under at its heart, this exhibition at Contemporary Art Tasmania ponders the perils and possibilities of escape, isolation and heading south—specifically, to an island off the southern coast of Tasmania.
The film suggests a space in which the viewer is seduced into a landscape of isolation, paranoia, and surveillance.
The exhibition invites negotiation of a dense and at times claustrophobic environment filled with video projection, objects, text-based correspondence and photographic images.
James Newitt is an Australian artist based in Hobart and Lisbon, who has exhibited widely throughout Australia and Europe, and is a Lecturer at the University of Tasmania, School of Creative Arts.
+ Opening Friday, 8 June 5:00 – 8:00 pm
+ Continues until Sunday, 15 July
During Dark Mofo this exhibition is open daily 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
(normal opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm).
The film I Go Further Under runs for 62 minutes.
During Dark Mofo screenings commence at 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm
(normal opening hours- until 15 July- 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm).