PROJECT: Georgie Roxby-Smith

March 5, 2013March 16, 2013

Employing three-dimensional computer graphics, networked spaces, live performance, installation and projection Georgie Roxby Smith explores the increasingly blurred border between materiality, reality, virtuality and fantasy in contemporary culture.

In this work, featured in her MFA Graduate Exhibition at the Victorian College of the Arts, Roxby Smith merges rephotographed family snapshots and machinima of a virtual avatar intimately built in her father’s image. This 21st Century ‘exquisite corpse’ explores death, memory, loss and the materiality of the body. Reminiscent of a children’s game, where flipcards are shuffled to create a random visual effect, these flickering images reflect the processes of the human memory playing out emotions of grief and yearning.