This video is part of "Body of Evidence", a multi-medium exhibition inspired by the impact of art on health held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, 30 May – 1 July, 2016 featuring John Blines, Gina Czarnecki & The Australian Dance Theatre, Meg Cowell, Ian Gibbins, Naomi Hunter, Cheryl Hutchens, Hans Kreiner, Kerryn Levy, Deborah Prior, Damien Shen, Angela Valamanesh & Thomas Yeend. Curated by Carollyn Kavanagh.
'Situs Inversus' is rare birth abnormality in which the positions of the internal organs are reversed. Sometimes, the internal organs are duplicated in mirror image, which is fatal. This video takes those ideas to generate mirror symmetrical images derived from Ian’s videos of living cells, his body, and the Adelaide Convention Centre. The soundtrack is made from sounds recorded around the Convention Centre site.
This version of the video is designed to be projected onto the unusually-shaped windows at the south-west corner of the Convention Centre, on the nights of 22-25 June 2016. It can be viewed from both sides of the window, hence the symmetric text. The projection technology was supplied and implemented by Illuminart (illuminart.com.au). A different version of the video, shown on a giant LED screen at the Convention Centre, can be seen here: vimeo.com/168441472.
Ian's other contributions to this exhibition can be seen at: iangibbins.com.au/projects/body-of-evidence/.