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attack decay sustain release

This show by Nathan Gray is on at Craft Victoria until October 17th.

Ever wondered what a combination of visual art and electronic soundscape would be like? This show will certainly get you there. Nathan Gray’s installation uses a bunch of very ordinary materials, but in most extraordinary ways. Imagine a crystal formation or coral reef style structure incorporating folded paper, frayed cord, cutouts, wastepaper bins, lamps and plinths – and resonating to synthesised tunes…Elements combine, layers are built up, space is altered.

I like the way the artist is experimenting with the materials, and responding to their various properties. The process of making something, and playing with fractals, colour, contrast, and relationships stimulates the imagination. Improvisation is a beautiful and optimistic thing!

See more – brilliant pics of the show here and a previous installation at Tolarno here.

What more can I say? Interactive design, electronic music, 60s psychedelia, shamanism, dynamic, brightly coloured, and definitely the most exuberant handmade world I’ve seen in any gallery recently. Go see!

About Vetti

I love good coffee, street art, tiki bars and kitsch. Adore roller derby and quiffs and vintage Hawaiian shirts. Enjoy a slice of my northside life!

4 responses to “attack decay sustain release

  1. you remind me that I need to get out to more galleries

  2. Pasadena: I decided to do that 6 months ago, and don’t regret it. Love seeing what other people are doing and am continually inspired to make/do/write something myself.

  3. livebird

    Went to see this today. It was fantastic! Like little universes.

  4. livebird: exactly! Growing, positive, dynamic universes.

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