Neon Parc has galleries in both Melbourne City and Brunswick. I visited the Brunswick Gallery which has a solo exhibition of works by Taree Mackenzie until 23 June 2018. This is a big space that enables large installation works to be exhibited.
Taree Mackenzie – I loved these works (there are multiple).
So you stand before a shape suspended from a ceiling, which is in front of a large, light box mounted on a wall, and both behind an an apparently clear glass screen. It is three dimensional, has motion and changes colour. The fourth dimension is you – the mobile viewer. The artwork changes based on where you stand in relation to the screens and the moving shapes.
I found myself wondering if I should remember something from school science / physics / chemistry to explain how this works? No – too long ago. Children will love it, adults will love it and both will be asking – how did she do that?
Taree Mackenzie: “Peppers Ghost” Photo below is a cut-out from a larger photograph taken by Christo Crocker. (Included with artists permission)