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Dislocation

One of my works, So Long Cathy, is selected in an annual Cofa exhibition run by Arc, Dislocation. Other eight local and international students will have their works exhibited at Kudos Gallery as well.

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So Long Cathy from ApostrophePong on Vimeo.

Dislocation 09 Exhibition
Kudos Gallery, 9 Napier Street, Paddington
Opens: 5-7.30pm Tuesday 21 June 2009
Continues to: Saturday 1 August 2009
Opening Hours: Wed to Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm
Contact: p: 02 9326 0034 | e: kudos@arc.unsw.edu.au

Metropolitan Skin

Metropolitan Skin Street photography is my outlet to perceive life. I try to get my head around the complexity of cultures that drawn together in Australia. It is fascinating how people with different backgrounds express their identities. I have learned a lot about Sydney just walking around on the main streets and back lanes, at dawn and dusk, day and night.

My latest slide show exhibition is just about those theme I have been working on for 3 years. Robert McGrath, Vitek Skonieczny and I take turn showcasing how we see the city at World Square. In their words:

Metropolitan Skin is a photographic exhibition, presented as a slide show. It presents the differing visions of urban engagement by three photographers – Robert McGrath, ‘Pong and Vitek Skonieczny.

Robert McGrath
Screening between Monday 16 March – Wednesday 25 March
persona | passion | communality
Through his photo essays, Robert has photographed a wide range of milieus and activities across Sydney. He is interested in photographing events which draw people together based on a common activity, talent or passion. How people present at such events, says a lot about how they see themselves, which we experience as their persona.

’Pong
Screening between Thursday 26 March – Saturday 4 April
fusions | unready | entropy
‘Pong is particularly aware of the many groupings that are uniting in modern Australian cities. These groups often only exist within a sheer layer of each other. Weaving between those layers, ‘Pong juxtaposes aesthetics and understandings to create a truly contemporary view of our urban environment. He has a strong sense of visual irony which allows him to reveal the amazing world of human minutia within the “unexpected” city.

Vitek Skonieczny
Screening between Sunday 5 April – Sunday 12 April
cellular | organism | lifeblood
To Vitek, the city is alive. He shows human activity transforming the inanimate city into a living, breathing, shifting life force. The flow of its people and the patterns they trace, is the lifeblood of his constantly evolving ecosystem. He sees the massing of people into an unconscious, yet structured organism, flowing determinantly towards a mysterious, yet predetermined destination.

The show is curated by Robert McGrath and there will be some that I have put on this blog but some that haven’t seen the light before. Metropolitan Skin is on at World Square upper level (big screen) and lower level (on Sony plasma screens) until 12 April.

DVD Killed the Video Star

So Long Cathy from ApostrophePong on Vimeo.

The holiday season is just around the corner and everyone is almost in the party mode. At The Vanishing Point Contemporary Art, is calling for time-based art proposals for their fund raiser X’mas party. When I see the theme, DVD Killed the Video Star, I just have to get So Long Cathy to them. And it will be featured on the gallery’s shop window on the party week. It is a really good exposure. In fact, this will the first time that this work is displayed to the public. And this is another work I have exhibited here this year. Earlier Sticky was awarded a Commended in CALD Category at Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize.

DVD Killed the Video Star

The ATVP X’mas & fun(d) raiser for 2009

$10 Entry

Thursday 4 December, 6-10 pm

565 King Street, Newtown

(02) 9519 2340

Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize 08

One of my works gets short listed for this year Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize. The work is the final version of one of the Bangkok travel series.

4-21 September2008

The Vanishing Point Contemporary Art (ATVP)

565 King Street, Newtown

I’ll see you there.

Opening night and presentation

Thursday 11 September 2008, 6-9 pm

(For work not short listed for main category awards)

11-28 September 2008

Chrissie Cotter Gallery (CCG)

Pidcock Street, Camperdown (next to Camperdown Bowling Club)

Opening night

Friday 12 September 2008,6-9 pm

My Sydney Now Finalist

Pink Ground Force

Pink Force – Pink Poodle and trash on the ground in the morning after at Sleaze Ball 2007.

Here comes the next great news for me from the small slide show at Australian Centre for Photography when this image is the finalist of My Sydney Now Competition. It does not get to the top three but gives the fantastic feeling to get recognised. Along with the winners and other finalist, it is exhibited at the Museum of Sydney until 27 April.