Image: Roadside Picnic.
Video / Sculpture illusion. 2010.
Roadside Picnic Brent Grayburn
'Roadside Picnic' is a video sculpture that journeys to the edge of an invaded forest where a nervous picnicker squirms in a state of high agitation amongst a landscape of ever compressing whiteness and discarded debris. Part Sublime, partly distant madness, this 'place' is a video wasteland infested with detachment and voodoo, utilising multiple projections and a black forest for it's occupation. Shot in reverse and constructed backwards, Roadside Picnic is the book written by Russian novelists Boris and Arkady Strgatsky and is credited by Andrei Tarkovsky for nothing other than the words Stalker and Zone.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Tim Silver was born in Hobart and currently lives and works in Sydney. Within his practice Silver frequently explores notions of entropy, decay and the passing of time through processes of casting and photographic documentation. Silver has recently undertaken residencies at Tokyo Wondersite, Tokyo and an Asialink residency at Kuala Lumpur. His work has been shown at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Kunsthallen Brandts, Denmark, Galeri Petronis, Kuala Lumpur. Tim is represented by BREENSPACE, Sydney
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, it's arts funding and advisory body and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian State and Territory Government