Friday, January 7, 2011

(Tasmania Is An Anagram Of) I Am Satan

(Tasmania Is An Anagram Of) I Am Satan 
Opening Friday January 28, 2011, 6pm til late / Featuring live music by ICECLAW / DJs / BBQ / January 29 – February 19, 2011

*ICECLAW is a side project of Jensen Tjhung (Hate Club, Deaf Wish) and Nick Lane (This is Your Captain Speaking). They are joined by John the Psychologist on vintage Arp Odyssey Synthesizer.

(Tasmania Is An Anagram Of) I Am Satan takes the loose premise of a Tasmanian Gothic. The exhibiting artists have been invited to take their starting point from wordplay on 'Van Diemen’s Land' (Demon's Land) and 'Tasmania' (I Am Satan), to produce an exhibition of works interpreting a spirit far south of heaven. Their varied responses are not intended to present a contained curatorial idea, but rather an aggregation of ideas fleshed out through the invitational process. The themes are inspired by jokey wordplay and cultural impressions of Tasmania, as well as the general ambience of the Hell Gallery space and areas of interest of it's founders, Jess Johnson and Jordan Marani. Those being; "a fascination for the visual imagery of B grade horror, UFO’s, comic books, falling towers, black holes, post apocalyptic fiction, weird science and doom metal." The Board and staff of INFLIGHT will be presenting works based on these premises as well as inviting an artist (or group) of their choice to exhibit or collaborate with.

(Tasmania Is An Anagram Of) I Am Satan is a return exchange with HELL Gallery who presented the exhibition Hell Is Other People at INFLIGHT in Hobart in November 2009 /