Dates: 15th November - 6th December
Location: Target wall, Rundle Street

Limbo is an experimental video which explores the suspended identity of a tree as a commodity or as a life support system in a contemporary context. We follow the repetition and breaking down of a tree as it becomes part of a structured industrial barcode.


James Geurts’s art practice includes video, installation, photomontage lightboxes and drawing. He is currently working on Artesian, an experimental film funded by the Australian Film Commission, in collaboration with composer Caerwen Martin, Melbourne and Foton, electronic sound artists from Brussels. The project was initially developed with assistance from the Australia Council.

Recent installation exhibitions include 2004 Adelaide Biennial of Australia, Art Gallery of South Australia; Tidemark, Greenaway Art Gallery 2004; Suburban Edge, Australian Centre for Photography 2004; 3 Years To Life: Portraits of Refugee Children, Flinders University Art Museum 2004; 6ft + Clean, Surf + Art, Gold Coast City Gallery touring exhibition 2002 to 2004; Slipstream, Mass Gallery 2002; Ark, installation exhibition, Adelaide Festival of Arts 2002; and Roadmap, Greenaway Art Gallery 2001.

James received funding from ANAT (Australian Network for Art and Technology) to attend Ars Elecronica, Austria in 2003.

Screen based works over recent years include Reception, Art Gallery of South Australia 2004; Tidemark, Greenaway Art Gallery 2004;Sink City, a street video installation with trumpeter at the SALA Festival, 2003; Shellfish/man, a 4m x 3m street video installation, SALA Festival 2002, ACMI Melbourne and Brisbane 2002 and Art Gallery of South Australia 2003; Toying with Paradise at Experimenta, Melbourne and ACCA Gallery in 2001. In 2001, James’s experimental film Accord was screened live with the State Orchestra of Victoria at the Melbourne Concert Hall.


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