Co-commissioned by the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and Photoworks
Styx sees French artist Alix Marie delve further into her interest in water deities, and the intersection between the body, its representation, and an expansive idea of photography.
Marie draws on the ancient myth of Styx, a Greek Oceanid representing the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. Using largescale cyanotypes, sound and video, the artist creates an immersive installation exploring the fragility of the contemporary world order. Conceived during the height of the pandemic in Europe the work also references the fragility of the body.
The Biennale is thrilled to present this new work in conjunction with Photoworks (UK). An international platform, global in reach, Photoworks have provided opportunities for artists and audiences since 1995. Photoworks’ programme brings new experiences to audiences and opens up new ways to encounter photography.
For the first time, Ballarat International Foto Biennale tickets are available for a single Day Pass or, for the complete experience, purchase a new 3-Day Pass for multiple entries to the Biennale’s core exhibitions in various venues during the festival. All Festival Passes include a single timed visit to the Linda McCartney: Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
Alix Marie [FRA]~Styx
August 28, 2021 - October 24, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm