If the moon moves water, the sun moves shadows





























5-20 October, Seventh Upstairs, Fitzroy.
Oil on aluminium with sunlight and air, dimensions and light variable; digital video 15:07 loop.
Photographed by Christian Capurro, 13 October, 2017.

This recent work is the culmination of a period focussing on the concept of passive vitalism. This practice-led research involved working with the differing material demands of painting and moving image, and looking at what emerges over time through the operations of different material traces. 

The video piece utilises both single shot and duration, and the series of paintings work with the interrupting frame, with the painterly surface, and play of natural light in real-time.

Video notes: a Polaroid photograph was filmed at the site where it was shot, for the time that the image took to develop. This version of this work (ongoing since 2004) places an emphasis on duration through the ambiguity of the when the recorded moment ends, and through interruptions to the ‘image’. The paintings in this exhibition follow a similar logic, but through their different registration of time and luminosity shift the focus to present-ness and real-time.

Please contact me if you would like to read the exegetical document that accompanies this work.


Fiona Williams 
If the moon moves water, the sun moves shadows
5–20 October, 2017
Opening 4 October, 68pm

If the moon moves water, the sun moves shadows is a configuration of new work exploring the concept of passive vitalism through the differing material demands of painting and moving image.

This work was developed while a Master of Fine Art candidate at Monash University, with the support of the Australian Government Research Training Program.

Seventh Gallery
155 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Open TuesdaySaturday 126pm


some images from 'Transient'




















Polaroid videos (outside), 2016, installation views: at The National Theatre, digital video, 15:07 loop; a live version of the work, on the walk to The National Theatre, St Kilda 2017.
Photographs by Matto Lucas for Wynter Projects.


Paintings and Films, RM, Auckland


























 
































































Paintings and Films, 2013-17, oil on aluminium with sunlight, digital video, Polaroid photograph, sunlight, air, dimensions variable. A cloudy afternoon on the 20 April 2017. Photographed by Sam Hartnett. For other kinds of weather – click here

Between the sky and the ground II, around 1:30pm on 7 May 2016, Bus Projects, Melbourne


































 Between the sky and the ground II, 2013-16, Bus Projects. Oil on aluminium with sunlight, watercolour on paper with air, digital video, Polaroid photograph, sunlight, air. Photographed by Christian Capurro.