SUPPORT MATERIAL FOR GABRIELLE DE VIETRI & NINA ROSS
CHAMBER MADE RESIDENCY APPLICATION
Letters to the Living (2018)
88 letters (archival ink on paper), stainless steel time capsule, audio recordings
5 hours duration, 160 x 80 x 70 cm
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT MATERIAL
Collaboration with journalists, musicians and performers to deliver to daily news in the Dean Gallery.
Commissioned for exhibition The Enlightenments as part of the Edinburgh International Festival 2009
Single-channel video projection with sound, 29 minutes 50 seconds
A four-part fantasy fairy-tale and a new language elicited from the perverted non-words of the online turing test, CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart). The story of Desmodowe is narrated as non-sensical words flash across the screen to tell a steamy sci-fi romance in which context, intonation, and music prompt the viewer to read meaning into meaningless words.
This project was supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments and completed as part of the Künstlerhaus Bethanien residency programme.