Heath Franco: Valley
Time Out says
Step inside an artist’s ‘guts’ with this immersive installation
Heath Franco is best known for his zany, provocative video works, which have been exhibited at The National, MONA FOMA and Dark Mofo. He always creates something that’s strangely beautiful and overwhelming in its use of rhythm, colour and pop culture imagery. So you can be sure that given the chance to take over Cement Fondu’s Paddington gallery, he’d doing something big.
‘Valley’ is Franco’s new installation that uses design, soundscapes and a huge range of materials to create an immersive environment in which elements from his video works seem to come out of the gallery walls and floors like a suspicious growth. According to Cement Fondu, he’s both honouring and defying his past as a video artist, and you'll have to see exactly what that means in person.
While you’re at Cement Fondu, be sure to check out the Project Space, where Studio A artist Skye Saxon has created a circus-like, interactive environment.