We are pleased to announce the Kevin Taylor Legacy recipient for 2020 is visual artist James Geurts.
This satellite project is part of the Melbourne Art Fair – a short walk from across Seafarers bridge.
Location: Norla Dome, Mission to Seafarers, 717 Flinders St, Docklands, Melbourne
Date: Wednesday 16 – Friday 18, 6-8pm
EON project is a conceptual installation exploring the perception of time and examines the paradoxical relationship between evolution, consciousness and technology. An Eon spans approximately one billion years, the duration of the formation of the Flinders Ranges SA where the research of EON project took place, where satellite dishes punctuate the outback landscape, tethered to metal towers that materialise as one living organism that amplifies the increasing mesh of technology. EON project draws a line from the primordial to the technological, from evidence of the earliest forms of multi-cellular life to the proliferation of satellite mega-constellations which orbit the earth. The crystalline structures of the satellite sculptures evoke the fracturing of linear time, warping and transitioning as evolving interfaces of relayed information.
Based in Melbourne, James Geurts completed a Masters of Arts RMIT 2009 and Post Graduate research at GEMAK Institute The Hague Neth- erlands 2011. Geurts’ conceptually driven practice works across sculp- ture, site-action, drawing, installation, photography, video, public artworks and earth-scale projects. Through abstraction, fieldwork, site interven- tions and studio research, Geurts typically focuses on the way that cultural and natural forces intersect to shape not only landscape but perception itself. His site-actions in- clude modifying analogue and digital methods to emulate conditions of the site. Recent projects explore the diversion of river agency, consider the impact of industry on geology, study the seismic, and investigate concepts of time.