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Batteries Not Included
Friday 30 January to Saturday 7 March,
Australian Centre for Photography
Gallery 1 & 2
Ben Barretto, Martin Bell, The Changes, Marley Dawson, Ross Manning, Spat + Loogie, Jonathan Zawada and filmmaker Paul Winkler
Curated by Joseph Allen and Malcolm Smith
Part art exhibition and part Frankenstein's laboratory, Batteries Not Included gives a heart-starting jolt to contemporary photocollage. Splicing photographs with performance, re-animating found images or mechanising the moving picture, the artists in this exhibition embrace experimentation, creating vigorous new hybrids from unlikely unions. With backgrounds and influences as diverse as fashion, street culture, new and old technologies and ... er ... telemarketing, these artists come from the fringes of contemporary visual art practice. Selected for their ability to take risks and disregard convention, the exhibition lineup includes the fresh and playful works of emerging artists and the groundbreaking work of legendary avant guard filmmaker Paul Winkler.