Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung & Wurundjeri Country
Macedon Ranges, VIC, Australia
Dominic Redfern’s video practice addresses the entangled relationships between natural and social histories. He uses studies of plants, insects, microbes and human detritus to examine often overlooked elements of the environment illuminating important stories of how we are enmeshed within ecosystems.
Over the years his work has been exhibited at venues including the Havana Biennale; the CLIMARTE Festival; Ian Potter Museum; Tate Modern and Bristol’s FACT in the UK; Te Tuhi Centre, New Zealand; GOMA in Brisbane; Perth International Arts Festival and PICA; at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of New Art, Detroit, and Art in General in New York; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo; at Alternative Space LOOP, Seoul, as well as Gallery Minami, Tokyo Wonder Site, Super Deluxe and Remo Gallery in Japan.
Dominic’s work has been supported by all three levels of government in Australia from various municipalities on up to the Australian Research Council as well the Australia Council for the Arts and state arts funding bodies.
This multi-screen installation explores cyanobacteria, the single-celled life form that created the conditions for complex life. Continuing Redfern’s investigation of the relationship between human and non-human histories ‘first forms’ highlights the history of all multi-celled life forms.
Experimenta Life Forms ⟶ In Development Interview: Dominic Redfern and ‘First Forms’
In this interview Dominic Redfern discusses his fascination with cyanobacteria – ancient bacteria responsible for life on this planet. He deliberates on working within a post-documentary framework, shooting at the edge of the human eye’s perception, and creating a cosmology through music. Experimenta: The work you’re making for Experimenta Life Forms focuses on ancient biological […]