Tara O’Conal (VIC)
Emerging artist Tara O’Conal’s Filter uses moving image to explore the bodily gaze: how ways of ‘seeing’ can merge with the space of the body. Filming simple gestures, O’Conal uses bodily actions as articulations of displacement and movement. Her work engages with the subjectivities that arise through these interactions.
Looking at the sunlight through the space between fingers, flesh becomes a filter for the sun solarising into a fluid pink substance. The sun pierces through fingers, burning into flesh. As the body moves there is a sense of being both inside and outside – through eyelids, windows, blood vessels, skin surface.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tara O’Conal is an emerging artist living in Melbourne. She is currently studying a Masters of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts. Her practice is located within the field of video installation, through which she explores experiences of embodiment and sensory encounter.