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Anna Revesz, Surrealism in the Dark, 2021, lightboxes and gobo projection

Fragment (Surrealism in the Dark)

Anna Revesz

The Produce Lane Initiative provides artists with a flexible public art platform to create illuminated art images in the West End and forms part of the Hindley Street Improvement Plan. Utilising Lightboxes and Gobo Projector lighting, it has been developed in partnership with TAFE SA, and the Adelaide College of the Arts. This initiative creates an annually changing public art attraction for the City and a unique identity for one of the lesser-known laneways linking to Hindley Street.

The current artworks have created by Anna Revesz from the series Surrealism in the Dark are being presented in the Produce Lane Initiative. These works were first created in 2019, with new iterations added more recently. Surrealism in the Dark began in the darkroom – a place where marks are left to chance, edges burning with glowing light, liquid dripping down the paper to reveal a face, water moving over the page and blurring what we see. The images then moved into the digital world, where actions and clicks responded to analog marks, further obscuring and fragmenting the original image. These works explore the idea of chance and how it may lead both artist and audience down unexpected paths, to surprising discoveries. Chance leaves all doors open for the image to exist in endless forms…

Anna Revesz, is an emerging South Australian visual artist, working primarily in photography and installation. Graduating from Adelaide College of the Arts in 2019 with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Visual Arts), Revesz went on to receive the Linden New Art award at the Helpmann Academy 2020 Graduate Exhibition. In 2021, through the Helpmann Academy, she also received an Elevate Mentorship with Hossein Valamanesh, and a six-month studio residency at Praxis Artspace Studios in Bowden.

Her first solo exhibition, Architecture of Memory was held at Linden New Art, St Kilda, in May 2021, with photographic and sculptural works exploring how the body holds memories of built environments, and how it may sustain or reconstruct these memories. With aims to continue exhibiting and expanding her art practice, Revesz is currently a resident at 215 Magill Studios. She is a recent finalist in the Emerging Artist category of the inaugural Centre for Creative Health Art Prize.

The artwork is currently viewable, with nightly viewing hours from 6:00 pm to 4:00 am. The Lightboxes are also viewable during daylight hours.

Produce Lane, off Hindley Street, Adelaide

Year Produced

2021

Materials

Lightboxes and Gobo projection

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