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All these eyes were mine

EXHIBITION INCINERATOR Anatol Pitt_Noughts and Crosses (detail)_2023_etched acrylic

All these eyes were mine

20 Apr 2024 – 23 Jun 2024

Artist: Anatol Pitt

This exhibition takes inspiration from Italo Calvino's short story ‘The Spiral’, which speculatively explores the evolutionary journey of eyes from the perspective of a mollusc. By developing a shell—something beautiful to look at—this mollusc begins the process of eye evolution. The story culminates in a proliferation of gazes unfolding between animals and humans, above and below the water’s surface. All these eyes were mine explores surfaces as paradoxical entities, serving as barriers and bridges between worlds.

The exhibition emerged from spending time along the Maribynong river and thinking about the animals in the water returning Anatol’s gaze. Through drawing, photography, sound, and installation it aims to deconstruct the acts of looking and listening in order to consider technology, infrastructure, and ecological relationships.

Image: Anatol Pitt, Noughts and Crosses (detail), 2023, etched acrylic.

Gallery Details

Incinerator Gallery
180 Holmes Road
Aberfeldie VIC 3040
T: 03 9243 1750
E: incinerator@mvcc.vic.gov.au
W: incineratorgallery.com.au

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday: 11am to 4pm 
Closed public holidays and during exhibition changeovers
Entry is Free

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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

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