For his first-ever Australian show, Spanish artist Keke Vilabelda has explored the connection between Valencian and Victorian landscapes, honing in on the pink salt lakes common to both.
On at 1000-square-metre warehouse gallery Grau Projekt, Common Ground is a hypnotic audio-visual experience. It includes a series of paintings, many of which present an aerial perspective of the lakes; a “textural floor intervention” produced with eight tonnes of local salt; and a video work that features an atmospheric soundtrack by French musician Etienne Haan.
During his stay in Melbourne before the show, Vilabelda produced a number of works in Grau Projekt’s studio space. He also travelled to the Mallee district’s Lake Tyrrell to capture the Australian section of his video work.
Another of Vilabelda's collaborators is French composer Jonathan Bell, who created a site-specific vocal work for the exhibition. On February 6, it will be performed by classical voice students from Monash University’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. Tickets are on sale here.
From 12pm to 7pm Wednesday to Saturday.