The passive spectator

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Johnson, Rhiannan P.. 2019. The passive spectator. Toowoomba, QLD, Australia 12 Oct - 10 Nov 2019
Title of Exhibition/Event

The passive spectator

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Visual artistJohnson, Rhiannan P.
Place of PublicationToowoomba, Australia
EventThe passive spectator
Event Details
The passive spectator
Event Date
12 Oct 2019 to end of 10 Nov 2019
Event Location
Toowoomba, QLD, Australia
Event Venue
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Description of Exhibition/Event

The Passive Spectator exhibition is an extension of a previous, ongoing series of works entitled Dream Diaries (2011 – present). This development, which includes works made since the beginning of 2019, consists of a series of artist’s books and related works that reflect the artist’s revisiting of subconscious experiences, of personal trauma, memory, dreams and errant thoughts.

Visually, the works consist of fragmented text, remembered imagery and intuitive mark making. While the resultant imagery often deliberately seems ambiguous, there are many clues that allow the viewer to reflect on their own unique but related experiences.

Overall, the imagery of The Passive Spectator is a record of a variety of expected and unexpected experiences. Through the artist’s intuitive reflection and interpretation, we are led to a convoluted range of experiences. The outcome is mirrored in the human tendency to forget or conflate dream sequences or other subconscious information, rendering them as fragments or mere traces of initial occurrences.

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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020360602. Fine arts
360699. Visual arts not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Creative Arts
Date2019
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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