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troublemag | September 26, 2018

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Cy GORMAN & Jazmine GEIS Augmented Organism

Augmented Organism is a stunning collaborative transnational art and design project between Melbourne based Cy Gorman and Hawaiian based Jazmyne Geis that brings together filmmaking, contemporary dance, technology and environmental activism, combining them with world wisdom traditions and myths. Augmented Organism is filmed in the breathtaking countryside of Finland on drone and handheld cameras. Five short film chapters set in vividly contrasting environments are weaved by Gorman into a feature film experience like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Each chapter depicts the journey of a mysterious being – performed by Geis – as a fusion of augmented movement, identity and environment, highlighting her character’s journey of adjusting, responding and merging with the changing landscapes around her. Premiering in Australia for the first time this is a must-see moving image work and will be complimented by an exquisite limited edition print series of film stills.

Augmented Organism, Manningham Art Gallery, 687 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster (VIC), 31 January – 17 February 2018. Artist Floor Talk and special viewing, 14 February, 6-8pm – manningham.vic.gov.au