Tom Cadillac – I filtered Eye / Ivan Mršić – Rotational Love (8/06/16 – 2/07/16)

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Please join us for the simultaneous openings of Ivan Mršić’s Rotational Love, and Tom Cadillac’s I filtered Eye.


Ivan Mršić is an interdisciplinary visual artist, percussionist, composer and improviser, fascinated and frustrated by consumerism, waste and excessive energy consumption. Building on the foundations of the European avant-garde, Mršić’s practice incorporates many disciplines, transforming them into contemporary dialogue.

For Rotational Love, Mršić has utilised mass produced objects to create small sculptures, paintings, drawings and videos placed in the hallway and projection-space of Audio Foundation. The exhibition explores the use of everyday materials and is informed by notions and principles of the artistic readymade. Here, the influence of Marcel Duchamp and John Cage manifest conceptually as opposed to visually, with Mršić talking their well established legacies and attendant mythologies as sorts of readymades to be deconstructed, manipulated, and thereby re-contextualised.

Mršić has collaborated with, composing sound for description and Trans–cryption, and continues to work with many artists and musicians. Recent works include; ToBeContinued solo performance at Audio Foundation, Auckland for live presentation in Topolo (2015), Mimic Language (a 94 metre long video installation created for Animafest Goes), MSU Zagreb (2015), Digital Baroque, Animation Installation 2, Melbourne International Animation Festival (2015), and Hidden Landscapes (video) performing live with The Projection Band on Ganz New Festival, Zaghreb. In 2016, Ivan’s work has been included in Body | Memory at Fresh Gallery Otara, and a his sound work, Nothing is More Powerful Than Journey was installed on the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail.


“Loose yourself in the sound to never see the same thing twice!”

The inherently political quality of artistic practice is not lost on Tom Cadillac, whose work over the years has endeavoured to exist “on the side of tipping the balance of our global/group culture towards a maturer evolution.”

For this presentation, I filtered Eye, Cadillac seeks to distract viewers from their ego-driven filters, creating distance from self with a randomly evolving, three-channel sound installation, a set of surrealist-inspired text works, and a looping, experimental video produced by X Stendell and Angela Gilbert. On the walls, bright abstract images are surrounded by poetry in broken language, which Cadillac invites viewers to think of as “the dreams images have while you are not watching them.” The filmic accompaniment provides an dynamic counterpoint for these static images as the sounds of his installation continually evolve and mutate.

To celebrate the opening of these shows, Cadillac and Mršić will come together in a special live performance. This will be followed by a short poetry recital in which Cadillac will read from his ‘Bodhidhamra’s songs’.


Tom Cadillac’s I filtered Eye // Ivan Mršić’s Rotational Love
Open Wednesday 8 June, 5.30pm, with refreshments provided by Liberty Brewing!
Gallery open 12 – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday.
Closes Saturday 2 July 4.00pm.