illuminati

Sue Moss

For the past 5 years hybrid video artists Mark Cornelius and Dianna Graf have been incorporating fine and digital arts to produce installations, sculpture, 8 and 16 mm film and computer animation for solo and collaborative projects. Their projects have included work with IHOS Opera (The Rapture, 1999, Tesla-Lightning in His Hand, 1999), Terrapin Puppet Theatre (Succulent, 2001) and in 2002 a 5-minute film, Thibaud and the Red Violin, for SBS Independent, which will be broadcast in 7 countries later this year. They both exhibited new media installations, Anxiety and Luminae, respectively, in a group show with Matt Warren and Sean Bacon, Immediate, (Plimsoll Gallery 1999). In 2000, an interactive digital collaboration from this show was exhibited in Stockholm and Belgrade. Cornelius has produced video and film installations, Somnambulistic Vision (1998) and Three Worlds (Hobart Centre for the Arts), working with Matt Warren who created soundscapes. In her solo work, Graf has primarily created immersive sculptural environments using film, video, sound and custom fragrance, produced with Jonathon Midgely of Damask Perfumery: Something Old, Something Red, Something Borrowed, Something Dead (1997) and Be Brave (1998). Cornelius and Graf are currently producing a short animated film with Tom Samek. Their work has been widely exhibited in Hobart and Brisbane, and internationally. illuminati explore the synthesis of art, science and technology in works examining hypnosis, illusion, history and fear.

RealTime issue #57 Oct-Nov 2003 pg. 45

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1 October 2003
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