Untitled (Laneway), 2009

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23 Nov 2009-3 Dec 2009 · Graduation Exhibition VCA · Margaret Lawrence Gallery·Australia
12 May 2012 – 17 June 2012 · Objects In Motion · NARS Gallery · New York, U.S.A

In the production of Laneway, Santina Amato used a professional green screen and incorporated ‘actors’ within her work for the very first time. These ‘actors’ are friends of the artist who were asked to perform various tasks separately, to later be combined within the one scene. The work takes inspiration from Lewis Carolls' Alice In Wonderland, creating a scenario where a man dressed in a see-through golden dressing gown lined with white feathers, controls our viewing of a dream-like world. A pre pubescent girl skips awkwardly as a couple lie in a never ending loop of a passionate kiss representing feminine sexuality during the transitional age between childhood and adulthood.