School of Art
REDCAT: Opening reception: Sat, Jan 23, 6–9pm
Anthony Graves and Carla Herrera-Prats, working collaboratively as Camel Collective, premiere their multi-channel video installation Something Other Than What You Are. Shot in REDCAT’s theater, the work depicts fictional lighting technicians, designers, and a professor grappling with the realities of the precariousness of freelance labor, collaborative power dynamics, and technological obsolescence. In addition to the video installation, the exhibition includes a series of drawings, props and additional moving-image vignettes. Theater itself is a subject, while the camera investigates the physiological cause-effect dynamics of light and stage. The narrative takes place outside of live theater performance, in the form of soliloquies and conversations between the production and technical crew. The piece depicts the production of visibility and invisibility in a “creative field.” It is about watching a figure move in and out of obscurity, watching moods pass, and aspirations ebb and flow.