Circle of friends
22 March - 25 August 2008
Nothing like this
16 mm film transferred to DVD (16:9 format)
24 minutes, 36 seconds
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased with funds from the Sir Claude Hotchin Art Foundation, 2007
digital still 3:30 mins
synthetic polymer paint and pencil on paper transferred to DVD
On loan from the artist, courtesy of Uplands Gallery melbourne & galerie Frank Elbaz Paris
As part of the Art Gallery of Western Australia's ongoing Artist if focus series, Circle of friends pairs up two young, Melbourne-based artistsis David Rosetzky and James Lynch. Central to the exhibition is the new aquisition for the State Art Collection -Rosetzky's DVD projection Nothing like this, 2007, which explores the nuances of friendship amongst a group of twenty-somethings over a holiday weekend. The show will also include a new work by Rosetzky called No fear, a sound piece based on self-help tapes that involves subtle interaction between the work and viewers.
James Lynch is represented with a series of four short animations from 2003-2006 documenting his friends' dreams that have included him and explores our subconscious connections and friendship fantasies. These superbly drawn animations demonstrate the complexities of our relationships and how we use each other to play unspoken and unknown roles in our lives.