TROUBLE IN UTOPIA
Joe Hamilton

production by Joe Hamilton
Tasmania, 2013
time: 43''

SYNOPSIS
Trouble in Utopia features collaged imagery of a new building inMelbourne by architect Sean Godsell. The building is brutal and moderist, the clear linesvisually appealing to many but at the same time the stark concreteand metal surfaces seem quite dystopian. The piece explores thecontradictions in this reading of the architecture and the ‘place’it creates.

BIOGRAPHY
Joe Hamilton (b. 1982 Tasmania) makes use of technology and found material to create intricate and complex compositions online, offline and in-between. His recent work questions our established notionsof the natural environment within a society that is becomingincreasingly networked.Hamilton holds a BFA from the University of Tasmania and an MA from RMIT in Melbourne. His work has been shown to great extent internationally with recent group exhibitions at The Moving Museum Istanbul, The Austrian Film Museum, Kunsthalle Düsseldorfand The New Museum in New York.

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