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Backscatter: The Voyage of the Investigator

An exhibition of drawings, sculptures, photographs and moving image works by visual artist Annalise Rees, choreographer James Batchelor and videographer Pete Harmsen as the result of their participation in a scientific voyage to the sub-Antarctic on board the RV Investigator in 2016.

When: Friday, August 11 2017 till Wednesday, September 27 2017. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies Gallery
20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, TAS, 7004
Topic: Environment and nature
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair access

In early 2016, a media photo/videographer, choreographer and visual artist joined a scientific voyage to Heard and McDonald Islands in the Southern Ocean.

The purpose of this voyage, to one of the world’s most remote and uncharted regions was to investigate the role of iron, a critical nutrient in the food chain, and ultimately producing the air we breathe.

This exhibition explores the influence of the image as a mode of documenting and knowledge gathering, to share information and ideas. Taken from multiple perspectives these works reflect a shared experience of sky, land, sea, vessel, body and space.

Thinking about the many ways image-making plays a central role in conveying information about phenomena in the world, we reflect on the power of the image to enable us to see in an expanded sense.

Contact details:

Annalise Rees
Phone: 0400 296 466

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