The Vanishing City, a new installation work, will open at Firstdraft gallery on 29 April 2009 from 6-8pm.
The Vanishing City is an interactive audiovisual installation that transforms the gallery space into an emotional disaster site. Filling the gallery with sound and video of collapsing buildings, the work taps into social anxieties surrounding disaster—our collective fear of collapsing structures; from the twin towers of the world trade centre, to the world financial markets, to our own personal relationships.
The interactivity of the work draws the visitor in, with each step causing the environment to respond with sound and imagery until the once dormant gallery space comes alive. The Vanishing City places the gallery visitor in the eye of an aesthetic storm, where the possibility of imminent disaster seems enveloping.
Exhibition opens: Wednesday 29 April 2009, 6-8pm
Exhibition continues: to 16 May 2009
Artist talks: Saturday 16 May 2009 at 4.30pm