Anne Scott Wilson's Inside Plato’s Cave (after Irigaray)
Blogged by: Melbourne Central16 Mar 2016
Anne Scott Wilson
Wilson studied painting as a mature-age student following a career in dance. Her practice is informed by theatre, cinema and live performance and is realised across multiple creative disciplines including photography, video, painting, sound installation and performance.
Her work has been curated in several exhibitions – nationally and internationally – including The Rotterdam International Film Festival; The Athens Film Festival; The Media Arts Asia Pacific Biennale in Singapore; Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, NSW; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia, and The International Urban Screens Festival, Melbourne.
Her collections include Art Bank, Australia; Australian Video Art Archive; Monash University, Melbourne; Australian Centre for the Moving Image Melbourne and private collections throughout Australia.
‘Inside Plato’s Cave (after Irigaray)’
“When does movement become a dance? Is there a kind of shared choreography in peak hour, when vibrations, light, trains and bodies all move together, synchronising to a time determined by the sun rising?
“Inspired by French philosopher Luce Irigaray’s feminist commentary on Plato’s allegory of the cave, I reason that just as the mechanics of seeing are experienced unconsciously, grace of movement at peak hour often goes unnoticed. This performance is site-specific, conforming to the architecture of the parking lot and train station, intervening in imagery of the everyday, and treating the concrete ground as a springboard and the ceiling as the floor.”