Recently I discovered a permanent free exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) . I had always thought of the ACMI as a place of film festivals, special exhibitions and old films, so it came as a surprise that it also had a permanent exhibition space. The Story of Film, Television & Digital Culture has been running for over 4 years now according to the lady manning the entrance.
- which shows how are eyes and minds are tricked into seeing moving images by using fast moving and spinning models under strobing lights. The display starts with a stationary circular model, then the model begins to spin and becomes blurry then the lights start strobing and suddenly you see the figures moving around and you are no longer aware of the spinning.
The Anthony McCall Installation which I call the "smoke/mist room". The room is dark and there is a mist/smoke/cloud and a point of light in the distance, the shines and changes shape giving a spooky misty atmosphere - it's very effective and you can walk through it and the next person sees part of your body disappearing - very spooky