Opening night Thursday 19 April, 6-9pm
Exhibition continued 20, 21 & 22 April 2012
Hyper Reality Dimension XX was an express ticket to the world of electric cult mythologies birthed during the antiquated age of CRT TV, VHS, and NES.
It was the summation of all the insane cartoons you’ve watched during the 80’s with adult themes and bad lip-syncing…
All the marked to clear B-grade sci-fi/horror movies your asshole best friend has given you as a “birthday present”…
All the video games whose pixelated graphics were so damn good that they made your eyes bleed and your thumbs sore from extended play…
It’s the manifestation of all the crazy cult shit that your fragile brain has absorbed growing up as a kid and rediscovered in horror and delight as an adult.
Via various techniques and mediums 20 artists regurgitated and re-imagined the cult classics that they so readily devoured during their youth, expressing the oddities and splendour of the modern electric age that has shaped their early years and has infiltrated their art practice today.
Featured artists included Jodee Knowles, Chris Yee, Rebecca Murphy, HOUL, KID9, OX, Bafcat, Claire Orrell, Sam Octigan, Lizzie Nagy, Gerald Leung, Luke Marcatili, BOB, Iconica, Ala Paredes, Bryn Desmond-Jones, Jonathan Verzosa, Sam Hoh, Jacob Rolfe, and Jin Hien Lau.
The opening took place on Thursday 19 April from 6-9pm at aMBUSH Gallery in Waterloo. Complimentary drinks were provided by Viking Beer, live art, and future beats and rhythms were provided by Misworthy and Alice Whyte.
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