Last night we joined Stephen Little for the opening of his project RED PLANET. Stephen’s practice is concerned with Modernist Painting and associated attributes including surface, line and colour. His video projection reveals footage recorded from hazard avoidance cameras on NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity on the surface of Mars between January 2004 and 2015. In addition to the visual imaging, the sound footage recorded the rover’s negotiation of Mars varied terrain, while the 42.2 kilometer journey reveals a time lapsed mapped line to the right of the screen. Red Colouring software was filtered in sync with the sound scape and in turn the viewer is invited to explore the surface of the rectangular shaped video projection in addition to the landscape beyond a known horizon. These explorations of painting’s possibilities will be further explored through a series of discussions with Stephen, and will be published on the lab during the month of February.
Also during Stephen’s stay with us in Toowoomba he contributed to the REFLEX wall painting project which was ‘officially’ launched after his RAYGUN opening. Check it out.