'Still Life Moments' is an installation comprised of a digital movie of the same name, and three digital prints on paper (Still Life Moments I, II, and III). The still life genre has its origins in ancient times, but has been most popular in Western art since the 17th century. It is by its very nature a static analysis of a collection of objects from a fixed viewpoint, usually composed in an interior setting. The digital prints and animations produced for the exhibition “Home is where the art is” challenged this approach and questioned the genre’s relevance to contemporary art practice. The centrepiece of the installation was a multi-faceted time-lapse animation projected onto the top surface of a table style gallery plinth. Inspired by cubism, this kaleidoscopic animated image re-presented a sunlit version of a traditional viewpoint juxtaposed with views from below photographed through both clear and diffused glass over a fourteen-hour period.
[Installation]. Home Is Where the Art Is. (Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Booragul, N.S.W. April, 2005)