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281 Karangahape Rd Auckland

Dane Mitchell

Radiant Matter


Radiant Matt I II III was a series of exhibitions by Dane Mitchell presented at there public galleries across New Zealand in 2011, each exhibtion operarated in autonomous ways and yet sharing similar aesthetic, conceptula and material concerns. Radiant Matt I, at the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Plymouth involved the sculptural possibilities of perfumes and vapours in their various states of transformation, and the means of containing, diffusing and releasing these into the air. Radiant Matter II at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery extended these concerns - working with witchcraft, glass vessels, obsidian, and a hand engineered perfume produced with French nose Michel Roudnitska. Radiant Matter III examined perfume and the 'vapourous', the state of suspension or in-between poetic potentials of liquids, gasses and solids by again working with Roudnitska to develop a synthetic scent of'The Smell of an Empty Space'.