State Library of South Australia

Mayhem Installation Program

Date: 15 October 2015 to 25 October 2015

Location: Screens located at the entrance to the State Library

Note: Showing during opening hours.

Motion Disabled directed by Simon Mckeown
Motion Disabled directed by Simon Mckeown

Come along to the State Library and view screen installations made by deaf and disabled artists and filmmakers during the Adelaide Film Festival, on show during opening hours.

Motion Disabled

Motion Disabled is a digital exploration of the bodies - the biological pathologies - of people who are physically different. The work makes use of motion capture, a technique more commonly associated with feature films and computer games, along with 3D animation to create a kinetic connection with the human form - beautiful everyday movements highlighting all the intricacies and uniqueness of each person's physicality.

Director: Simon Mckeown, duration: 6 mins

About the Director

Simon Mckeown is an award winning international artist and is renowned for his work which touches on and considers disability. He exhibits internationally and his work has been shown as far afield as the Smithsonian International Gallery in the USA, The DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic, GAK in Kosovo along with galleries in Australia, Norway, America, South America, the United Kingdom and most lately at the Duetches Hygiene Museum in Dresden, Germany.


Ovid's classic Metamorphoses begins with the statement: "My purpose is to tell of bodies which have been transformed into shapes of a different kind." A similar purpose emerges within Hive.

Hive is an exploration of metamorphosis and thresholds. Ingestion and regurgitation. The uncanny feeling of loosing one's way. An observation of an otherworldly traversing of thresholds at once familiar and alien. Transformation and bodily ambiguity are a way of expressing, exploring, and possibly accepting those things we feel do not belong, are not quite right.

Bees are beings born of metamorphosis: an exploration of internal and external worlds; ghosts made solid that haunt the ruins of a broken body, but are somehow also hopeful and belonging. This is their home, their hive.

Director: Claire Marsh , duration: 10 mins

About the Director

Claire Marsh is an emerging artist who lives and works in Adelaide, South Australia. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach, Claire works in both two and three dimensions, video, animation, installation and jewellery. Claire completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours in 2011, and was honoured to be the recipient of the Tracy Whiting Award for most outstanding graduate of that year, as well as being selected to exhibit in the National Graduate Exhibition in WA.

The Flickering Darkness (Revisited)

The Flickering Darkness (Revisited) explores the journey that food produce takes from its arrival before dawn at the Corabastos market in Bogot , Colombia to its consumption across the social spectrum.

Director: Juan delGado, duration: 13 mins

About the Director

Juan delGado is a Deaf artist whose practice encompasses photography, moving image and installation. He has produced an extensive body of work that explores themes of trauma, landscape, disability, migration and gender. delGado has received several commissions including: the British Academy, 2000; Wellcome Trust, 2001; Queer ID Festival, 2007; and Unlimited, 2014. His works have been exhibited internationally at 4th Mardin Bienali, Turkey; VIII Biennale di Soncino, Italy; End of the World Biennial, Mar de Plata; Birzeit Ethnographic Museum, Ramallah; Jerwood Space, London; and Museum of Islamic Art, Doha. Juan delGado lives and works in London.

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