Disorient by Fiona Tan

Fiona Tan is an internationally renowned Indonesian artist who works in the Netherlands and is best known for her skilfully produced photography, video and film.


Details

Medium:
Two channel HD video installation with sound
Art Fund grant:
£84,438 ( Total: £84,438)
Acquired in:
2010
Vendor:
Frith Street Gallery

Disorient is a large scale double screen HD installation where the two screens are hung on opposite walls. One projection shows the filmed set with an ambient and suggestive soundtrack. The other projection shows a montage of recent news/current affairs footage with the voice-over of excerpts from Marc Polo’s Travels. The first screen is larger with a clearly audible soundtrack while the soundtrack to the second screen can only be heard by standing underneath hanging speakers. Disorient explores perceptions of ‘the oriental’ in relation to issues such as colonialism, identity, human history, myth and war. Presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art Royal Exchange Square, GLASGOW Strathclyde G1 3AZ 01412 873 050 www.glasgowlife.org.uk/GoMA

Entry details

Free to all

Mon – Wed, Sat, 10am – 5pm
Thu, 10am – 8pm
Fri, Sun, 11am – 5pm

Closed 25 – 26 Dec and 1 – 2 Jan
Closed from 12.30pm on 31 Dec

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