What a day to be out and seeing art huh? We'll be here til 5pm so you can catch @alexhobba's beautiful installation for BLAZE XI
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In the final scene of her short video, 'fragments of a cinematic event in three colours', Alex Hobba includes footage of a woman watching a tightrope walker on TV. The next sequence appears to bring us closer into frame, the figure now falling slowly through a pale blue sky, tethered to a jellyfish-like rope. The footage is abruptly cut by the text caption: 
EACH VISIT IS A CONFRONTATION WITH THE FACT THAT THEIR MOTHER IS
LOSING HER MEMORY 
Returning to the falling figure, arms now outstretched as if possibly swimming through the air, the film cuts again: 
THE MOTHER SEEKS ONLY THE COMFORT OF TELEVISED EXTREME SPORTS 
Using as her medium Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours trilogy (1993-1994), in the same manner a collage artist might cut and rearrange paper, Alex Hobba edits small passages of the cinematic classic to present a fragmented critique. The final effect is emotive, wistful in its brief moments that are not always faithful to Kieślowski’s original narrative yet still follow the logic of the original film’s characters and events. By repurposing and reimagining, Hobba not only draws attention to the conceit of cinema but also a lingering attachment to cinematic events. Falling but tethered through unfinished configurations that could be real or imagined, remembered or forgotten, extreme or nothing at all, is both a confrontation and comfort. @alexhobba last weekend to catch #blazexi @ccas_canberra - closes next Thursday 13th April! #emergingart #canberra #wearecbr #contemporaryart #visitcanberra
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  • ccas_canberraWhat a day to be out and seeing art huh? We'll be here til 5pm so you can catch @alexhobba's beautiful installation for BLAZE XI
    ・・・
    In the final scene of her short video, 'fragments of a cinematic event in three colours', Alex Hobba includes footage of a woman watching a tightrope walker on TV. The next sequence appears to bring us closer into frame, the figure now falling slowly through a pale blue sky, tethered to a jellyfish-like rope. The footage is abruptly cut by the text caption:
    EACH VISIT IS A CONFRONTATION WITH THE FACT THAT THEIR MOTHER IS
    LOSING HER MEMORY
    Returning to the falling figure, arms now outstretched as if possibly swimming through the air, the film cuts again:
    THE MOTHER SEEKS ONLY THE COMFORT OF TELEVISED EXTREME SPORTS
    Using as her medium Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours trilogy (1993-1994), in the same manner a collage artist might cut and rearrange paper, Alex Hobba edits small passages of the cinematic classic to present a fragmented critique. The final effect is emotive, wistful in its brief moments that are not always faithful to Kieślowski’s original narrative yet still follow the logic of the original film’s characters and events. By repurposing and reimagining, Hobba not only draws attention to the conceit of cinema but also a lingering attachment to cinematic events. Falling but tethered through unfinished configurations that could be real or imagined, remembered or forgotten, extreme or nothing at all, is both a confrontation and comfort. @alexhobba last weekend to catch #blazexi @ccas_canberra - closes next Thursday 13th April! #emergingart #canberra #wearecbr #contemporaryart #visitcanberra
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