10 December - 21 December 2018
Opening 6pm Wednesday 10th December 2018
Image: Lucas Davidson, Multiple drafts model, 2018.
Courtesy the artist and Dominik Mersch Gallery Multiple drafts model Lucas Davidson
Multiple drafts model is an ongoing video installation that is intentionally incomplete. Each time the work is installed it responds to the gallery space never to be realised as one thing or object but as a work that is continuously adaptive. Metal beams are haphazardly arranged around the gallery to loosely form a structure. Placed across the beams are video screens that repeatedly play a stream of images taken from the artist’s body. The disjointed nature of the video-object requires the viewer to move around the work piecing together fragments of information and taking liberties to fill in the gaps where needed.
Davidson’s Multiple drafts model aims to break with the assumption that there is singular ‘authorised’ way to view the work. The gaps between the structure and screens destabilise the viewer’s center allowing for a relational dialogue to occur as the viewer navigates around the work. For Davidson, this process allows for a variety of interpretations, highlighting how consciousness is under continual editorial revision.
Lucas Davidson is a Sydney based artist working across a range of media including photography, video and installation. Davidson holds a Master of Fine Art from Sydney College of the Arts. Recent shows include The weight of water Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Totally Looks Like Stills Gallery,Negative Capability Alaska Projects, Immaterial Firstdraft Gallery and Limbo Dominik Mersch Gallery.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW