trans-dimensional art space
an exhibition of photography by
7 December 2019 – 12 January 2020
(Opening Party on Sat 7 December, 6 – 9 pm)
There is a time in hospitals that is called a “Golden Hour” which refer to the narrow margin of time for treating casualty patients in trauma. The ‘Golden Hour’ is also used by landscape photographers, to refer to a brief moment of time just before sunset or just after sunrise. These two meaning are crucial on this project : on one hand it is the balance of life associated with trauma, and on the other, its the transit between light and dark. I combined two series of photographic images related to damage and trauma: one sequence of shots taken with dilated time (with overlaid long exposure times), and another sequence of images of contracted time (very brief high speed exposure). This is a personal as well as cultural project. It is about private memories exposed in a dramatic flash of a second, and also during brooding episode of reflection.
Born in Hong Kong, Cyrus (Wai-kuen) Tang moved to Australia in 2003. She finished her Degree (Hons) of Fine Arts at Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne in 2004, and her Master of Fine Arts (Research) in Monash University, Melbourne in 2009. In these years, Cyrus has been offered by different residency programmes, including Helsinki International Artist Program 2013; The National Art Studio in South Korea in 2012; Cite International de Arts, Paris in 2009 and The Banff Centre, Canada in 2008. Recently, her work was showing in Tarra Warra Museum of Arts. Apart from this, Her works has been shown interstate in Australia and various countries including Helsinki, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, France, Shanghai and Sweden. She is the recipient of the Highly Commended Award of Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016, Asia Link Residency Programme 2012; the Australian Council for the Arts Skills and Arts Development Grant in 2011 and New Work Grant in 2009; George Mora Foundation Fellowship 2008; Theodor Urback Encouragement Award 2004 and The National Gallery of Victoria-Trustee Award 2003. She is currently represented by Arc One Gallery, Melbourne