Moana Project Space is an artist-run initiative in the heart of the Perth CBD showcasing innovative contemporary practice on a national scale since 2012.
Erin Coates and Anna Nazzari, Open Water: The Offering (still)2017 HD video with stereo, sound, 4:45, Sound design: Stuart James.
Erin Coates & Anna Nazari : Open Water:The Offering
Opening night: Friday 7th of July from 6pm
Exhibition continues: 8th-28th July
Taking a true event as a starting point, Open Water: The Offering is based on an incident that occurred in 1965 in the coastal town of Albany when a well-known whaler and gunner on The Cheynes III (a whale chaser) lost his leg after it became entangled in a rope attached to a harpoon fired at a whale. Artists Erin Coates and Anna Nazzari incorporate underwater video and scrimshaw to offer a darkly magic realist version of maritime history in regional Australia and portray their unique vision of an Australian Oceanic Gothic.
Alex Hobba : A Conversation
Opening night: Friday 4th of August from 6pm
Exhibition continues: 5th - 27th August
Organised by Chelsea Hopper
A Conversation is a solo exhibition by Alex Hobba based around on the 2009 Russia–Ukraine gas dispute: a pricing dispute between Russia and Ukraine fuelled by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Such an event can be explained pragmatically however, Hobba opts to interview Victor, a friend who has a general idea of the crisis but no particular specialist insight to explore the way we create associations and our own narrative techniques of global news events.
Alex Hobba. A Conversation, 2016