Tristan Chant

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Tristan Chant’s Titans brings together historical and contemporary artefacts as a conduit for the evaluation of hierarchical shifts in cultural value. Prior to the 21st Century our consumption of culture was predominantly passive. We read, travelled and viewed cultural works with relative freedom. We made conscious choices about the type of content we consumed and when we wished to do so. With the advent of the internet, mobile devices, social media and streaming platforms our control of the how, what and when increasingly comes through the actions of others. Our insatiable thirst for more, both in volume and access, has resulted in a technological revolution that drives our mode of thinking. What we now see, hear and experience is largely determined by the surveillance of big tech companies that seek to disrupt the way we access content by forming constructed networks as a mode of governance. Across a series of eight works Chant’s looming cyclopes playfully stare down at the everyday being – the you and the me – beckoning us to look inwards and ask ourselves “Have we have gone too far to wind the clock back, or do we succumb and buckle up for the ride?”

6 April - 1 May, 2022
Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf
548 New South Head Road
Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia

27 April - 29 May, 2022

Art Space on the Concourse
40 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia

Bound, Hidden and Home were commissioned for the group exhibition Human in the Wire, a Willoughby Council curated exhibition that contemplates the technologisation of the human. Artists include Tully Arnot, Tristan Chant, Gary Deirmendjian, Susannah Langley (with Warren Armstrong), Trinity Morris and Sean Costello, Saffron Newey, Adam Norton, Miguel Olmo, Baden Pailthorpe, Tyler Payne and Giselle Stanborough. All other works are exhibited as part of Chant’s solo exhibition held at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, Double Bay.