Eastern Bloc Gallery
In Stitches Collective (Claire Conroy, Charlotte Haywood, Michaela Davies)
Single Chanel Video with Sound, Organza
Dirty Deeds is a contemporary visual opera that restructures the music of ACDC into a pictorial grid that physically floats through the gallery.
The installation embeds itself within the intellectual traditions of textiles and the codification of pattern inspired by Joseph Jacquard whose weaving loom is attributed to being the first computer. Michaela Davies, Claire Conroy and Charlotte Haywood have extended the tradition by creating a unique code to represent the music.
Filled with colour the installation references the ‘visual music’ traditions of Australian artist Roy De Maistre, utilising his system of correlating the light spectrum to musical notes.
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap uses the sensibilities of synaesthesia to separate forms and create disorientation. The work highlights revelations in technology and innovation of the past while using Australian music titles to question current innovation in Australia, particularly in primary industries.
Dirty Deeds Synaesthesia code
Single Channel HD video 0:48 loop