[press release from Miranda Brown Publicity]

Australian artist Lynette Wallworth is an exciting addition to the list of Australian filmmakers whose work will be featured at the Sundance Film Festival this week.

Wallworth is not your traditional filmmaker but rather a visual artist who works with moving images to create extraordinary gallery installations.

The work of fifteen artists and scientists will be presented at the 2009 edition of the Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier from January 16. Wallworth will exhibit her work, Evolution of Fearlessness.

The announcement follows Lynette Wallworth’s invitation from the 2009 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival who in a bold programming move have commissioned a new work Duality of Light from Wallworth as part of their Film Festival Investment Fund.

This new work and the artist’s first major Australian solo exhibition will be presented from February 19 at the Samstag Museum of Art in Adelaide.

“It is hard to imagine another artist whose work better demonstrates the creative potential of new media,” said 2009 BigPond Adelaide Film Festival director Katrina Sedgwick. This festival is committed to exploring contemporary screen culture across the myriad of its many manifestations. Wallworth is undisputably one of Australia’s most interesting artists working with moving image, be it for cinema, television, online or now in a gallery space”

Lynette Wallworth collaborates deeply at every level: with her subjects, with scientific and technological specialists, and with the viewer. She is fascinated by the interconnectedness of the planet, by the human relationship to knowledge and how technology can alter perceptions of reality.

Wallworth is one of Australia’s most exciting and internationally celebrated artists whose practice spans video installation, photography and short film. Her first major European solo exhibition was presented by Peter Sellars’ NEW CROWNED HOPE Festival in Vienna in 2006.

In the last two years her work has been shown at the National Glass Centre in the UK (a solo exhibition), Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA), British Film Institute Gallery London, John Curtain Gallery Perth, Festival d’Art Lyrique Aix-en-Provence, the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts New York and Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Lynette Wallworth, Duality of Light has commissioned through the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund, and produced by Forma

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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