May 4, 2007 - Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale - Australia at the 2007 Venice Biennale
May 4, 2007

Australia at the 2007 Venice Biennale

LEFT Susan Norrie <i>HAVOC</i> 2007 video still; CENTRE Daniel von Sturmer The Object of Things 2007 production still; RIGHT Callum Morton Study for Valhalla 2007 digital image

3 artists, 3 projects, 3 sites 
Australia at the 2007 Venice Biennale

Susan Norrie, Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, opposite Accademia
opening preview 6.30pm, Thursday 7th June

Daniel von Sturmer, Australian Pavilion, Giardini
opening preview 11am, Thursday 7th June

Callum Morton, Palazzo Zenobio, near Campo Santa Margherita
opening preview 7.30pm Wednesday 6th June

Commissioner John Kaldor
Senior Curatorial Advisor Juliana Engberg

Susan Norrie
Susan Norrie explores the pervasive geopolitical issues of a changing world in her three room video installation at Palazzo Giustinian Lolin. HAVOC focuses on man-made interventions and seismic disturbances that have wrought devastation to areas of East Java. She documents the resilience of a people confronting disaster, as well as the broader social changes occurring within a culture.
Daniel von Sturmer The Object of Things is a multimedia installation created specially for the Australian Pavilion. In The Object of Things video projections and objects are brought together atop a long plywood platform, a continuous floating plane which folds into, over, around and through the pavilion space, shifting heights and direction as it goes.
Callum Morton Valhalla, at Palazzo Zenobio, is a ruined building, Mortons childhood home: torched, sutured together and shot through with holes A monument to all those skeletal structures left dangling after disaster strikes. The modern dream home, designed by his architect father, is reconstructed to 3/4 scale in Venice, but is no ordinary ruin. Visitors enter an immaculate interior space, a corporate cavity where lifts light up and malfunction, screams are heard, seismic shudders are felt, and muzak soothes.
The Australia Council for the Arts
The Australia Council has managed and funded Australian representation since 1978. Previous Australian representatives at the Venice Biennale include Judy Watson, Howard Arkley, Lyndal Jones, Patricia Piccinini and Ricky Swallow.
Susan Norrie is represented by Mori Gallery; Daniel von Sturmer is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery; and Callum Morton is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery and Anna Schwartz Gallery.

Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
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