Jessie Angwin's current show at Platform features stills from her video piece 'ba-ke-mo-no' - the ghosts and spirits from Japanese folklore. The stills take a more lighthearted approach to fear imagery depicted in films like 'Ringu'. Runs until 19 January 2007. More at Jessie Angwin's site.
Platform director Anita King held her first curated show in the subway with an opening night group performance on Friday 1 December. Having already completely covered the Platform cabinets in black fabric (much to the chagrin of shop owners and passersby) Anita and performance artist Ivan Thorley choreographed 8 performers, dressed in white dresses with red and white makeup, to haunt the subway and its users. Cutting their way through the fabric with body parts askew, the mutual ghosts from subway past then danced up behind a live video screen projection and remerged with rat puppets that chased people through the subway. More on this amazing show soon.
Marilyn Jeanette has installed three new jellyfish prints at Majorca Building from her recent photographic series exploring underwater life. Oddly enough, the same day we put up these works, there were shoals of uncannily similar jellyfish swimming down the Yarra River and we have photos. So either there has been a mass escape from the Aquarium or these translucent little beings are really getting around town and we never noticed. On display until the end of the year.