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Simon Finn > Breath-hold dwelling

BY Hana Vasak | Gallery Administrator | 08-Sep-2019
This exhibition is inspired by the artist’s free diving training, which allows him to spend increasing amounts of time underwater. Using video, drawing and sculpture, the artist explores the relationship between human life and the ocean, by proposing plans for an underwater dwelling.
Simon Finn - Breath-hold dwelling
Simon Finn, Dwell Structure (coloured) – Option 2, 2019, ink on paper, 55 x 36cm. Image courtesy of the artist.
Simon Finn creates multimedia installations, including video, drawing and sculpture that are informed by his professional experience in Architecture, visualisation and freediving. Finn is interested in mapping the impact of various forces within oceanic and man-made environments. He harnesses physics, technology and emotion to generate images of hypothetical destruction and regeneration. For Breath-hold dwelling, Finn will present a proposal for an underwater structure, that represents the relationship between human life and the ocean, our fragility and our potential for adaptation. Finn is a sessional lecturer and resource developer at Deakin University and RMIT (Specialised Communication in the School of Architecture), where he is also currently a PhD candidate in Art.