Warp exhibition at FAC considers the effect of screens on our lives


Curator Amy Marjoram with artist Ellen Broadhurst.  Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d469170
Curator Amy Marjoram with artist Ellen Broadhurst. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d469170

WITH our screens demanding plenty of attention both at work and at home, it seems now is the perfect time to consider how our digital lives are affecting our perception of reality and the way we interact with others.

That is exactly what visitors to the Fremantle Arts Centre can contemplate after the centre partnered with the Revelation Perth International Film Festival to bring Warp to the port city.

The exhibition features video pieces by eight artists from Victoria and WA.

Curator Amy Marjoram said she was confident it would ignite something in everyone who experienced it.

“I hope that everyone who sees Warp gets something different from it,” she said.

“It’s a very open and provocative exhibition that people can encounter in different ways.

“I find the works the artists have created both witty and really poignant, but there is no right way of engaging with art and I think that each work will resonate differently with everyone.”

Warp is one of five exhibitions that opened at the centre on Friday, with curator Ric Spencer saying it was an exciting time.

“It’s an incredibly exciting array of art, bringing together artists from across the country and internationally whose work includes video, painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and even wallpaper,” he said.

For more information, visit fac.org.au.