c3 Contemporary Art Space (VIC) presents
Perpetual Perishing Presence ~ Amalia Lindo & Trent Crawford
Sound design by Mitchell Mackintosh

c3 Contemporary Art Space presents work by Naarm/Melbourne based artists Amalia Lindo and Trent Crawford. The work presented in PPP extends the artists’ shared interest in the impact of specific framing devices (screen and lens) on the construction, distortion and eventual degeneration of the image. The individual works of each artist are repositioned in Black Temple Gallery in a collaborative composition of video, sound and installation. This project considers the infrastructure, systems and platforms of perpetually evolving digital technologies and offers alterations on existing models of representation.

Opening Saturday 16 November, 5–7pm
Panel discussion – Saturday 23 November 11am – 12pm
Katie Paine and Jon Butt present an open discussion around the works presented in Perpetual Perishing Presence and c3 Signal
Open daily 17–23 November, 12–3pm
Black Temple Gallery, 47 Davey Street, Hobart

Amalia Lindo’s
video-based practice considers the languages and subcultures that have emerged in an age of ubiquitous computation. By using video as a means of bridging these new vocabularies, Lindo attempts to reframe questions regarding the effect of internet culture on our collective understanding of social relations, perception and representation. Information is increasingly reorganised in the overlay of physical and digital space as data is cultivated in the feeding of hungry algorithms. With a resistance to narrative structure, Lindo’s films require the viewer to consider how meaning is constructed; how it is systematically distorted and how it can become detached from its original intent to produce specific or slanted narratives.

Trent Crawford
(b. 1995, Melbourne, Australia) is an artist working photography, video, and installation. His work considers the effects images and image-based technology have on human perception and agency. Trent completed a BFA (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts where he currently teaches the extended practice course in the short course program.

HOBIENNALE is a free festival of art, music, performance and public programs presented in and around Hobart by a collective of independent artist-led organisations and cooperatives from around Australia and New Zealand.

In 2019, the festival brings together 21 artist-led organisations and cooperatives, showcasing the work of around 100 artists and musicians in 21 exhibitions across 15 venues.