William Forsythe’s alternative to walking

‘Please traverse the space using only the rings’, William Forsythe requests as we encounter his installation of suspended gymnastic rings, The Fact of Matter 2009. To do so, we must lift ourselves into the air by stepping onto one ring, then another. Although the lower rings are hanging at a suitable height for our feet,…

Below the tide line: Ghost net art

Be surrounded by sculptural ocean creatures created from ghost net, the result of a collaborative project between artists on the Torres Strait Island community of Erub (Darnley Island) for the Children’s Art Centre. Lynnette Griffiths talks about marine conservation, bringing together Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and making beautiful objects from repurposed materials. Ghost net art…

Nicolas Molé: Pulsing life forms are symbols for the forces of nature

Nicolas Molé is internationally recognised for his work in video, television, animation, drawing and sculpture. Born and educated in France, Molé relocated to New Caledonia in 2010 to connect with his extended family and his Kanak heritage on his father’s side. His ambitious practice engages with this heritage and its contemporary articulation. Ils vous regardent…

Setting the stage: BIFF 2019

GOMA’s Australian Cinémathèque curates and presents its second Brisbane International Film Festival in October. To accompany the Festival, ‘Setting the Stage’ brings together works across various media that use sets, props, costumes and staging to explore the emotional truth at their core. Founded in 1992, the Brisbane International Film Festival is one of Australia’s premier…

Snowman visits Brisbane this summer

This December come face to frosty face with an incredible, out-of-season snowman. Trapped within icy confines, Snowman 1987/2017–19 is a frozen sculpture by leading contemporary artists and collaborators Peter Fischli and David Weiss. An unexpected sight, the Snowman will be out-of-place in Brisbane’s summer heat, however we anticipate the sculpture will become a much-loved citizen…