"Kennedy combs through old books and journals for her source images. Often culled from 1960s and 70s photography and illustration, many bear the sun-bleached aura of a California snapshot. In Eyes on the Moon she endowed these images with life-like qualities, or juxtaposed them to startling and absurd effect—a macraméd plant holder slowly turns in space; panda heads propel from the earth like launched rockets; and, in time to John Payne's synthesised beats, astronauts cavort with beach balls on the surface of the moon."
Animation: Jill KennedySound: John Payne
A collage and cut-and-paste of fish, soldiers, and other miniature moments.
Stop-frame animation of a man and a woman from 1970s magazines.
Animations of an aeroplane alternate with animals and birds, and scraps of onscreen text which reference science, environmental issues, and music.
Jill Kennedy's Eyes on the Moon
Miriam Harris takes a look at Jill Kennedy's work at the Gus Fisher, in the context of a suite of other complementary exhibitions.