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And the Transformation Reveals curated by Camille Hong XinThe Body Behind the Body, 2016

Phloem, 2013

Angelo Musco - New York, USA

Angelo Musco's photographs weave massive numbers of human bodies together to transform them into primal and archetypical images thereby affecting the audience on both conscious and subconscious levels. Ten years ago, Musco first created the Tehom series with near life-size bodies spiralling into a vibrant mass in the deepest ocean. That life force is channelled into the roots of trees and up into the branches of a forest in the Cortex series. The forest nourishes a safe haven of bird nests in Ovum, holding the stories of past relationships and family connections. The feathers found in the nests represent tokens of these memories in the Aves series. Moving higher into the air with Chrysalis, the vibrantly colored butterfly work, the audience completes a transformative journey.

This site-specific audiovisual installation follows the narration of Angelo's works showcasing large-scale human mosaics and the emotional connection between physical bodies and the natural elements they represent. The immersive installation will place the audience at the centre to engage and be transformed by the aggregative power of millions of bodies, while offering a dual experience of the smallness of their individuality and the great spiritual potential of all humankind.

Angelo Musco received his BA from the Art Academy in Naples, Italy. Since 1997, he has focused on performance art, photography and video. His photographic installation, Hadal, was shown at the Venice Biennale in 2009. The luxury brand Fendi commissioned him to create an iconic Fendi Baguette. His work has been shown all over the world, including the National Gallery of Umbria, Maison Particuliere, The Museum of Non-Conformist Art, and QUT Art Museum. In 2002, he was awarded the IDAA, International Digital Art Award in Australia.

Video Installation

Legend

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Design Exchange Exhibition Hall

234 Bay Street (Third Floor)

Parental guidance advised

This project is indoors.