matthew bird

parallaxis
In a new moving-image work by Melbourne-based artist and architect Matthew Bird, two bodies move across the land, working with large cylindrical instruments. We witness them map and survey a terrain analogous to universal physical and psychological locations, each revolution marking a paradoxical attempt to pin an earthly position through perpetual movement. Playing on the human need to understand our relationship to the people and places around us, Parallaxis considers the potential for architectural processes and measurements to act as a foundation for structures of understanding.

Arnaud Lapierre

Azymut
AZYMUT offers a defragmented and detailed look at the architectural elements and pieces of sky that surround it. A rotating installation of 16 magnifying mirror discs, motorized and synchronized, slowly directs the visitor’s gaze to disjointed elements of the Riva degli Schiavoni and the Palazzo Ducale opposite to the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore.