Bishop & Reis The Max Bell Gallery, detail, Geelong Gallery 2012 3x1.5x.9m wood, PCs and screens, cameras
"Displacing the viewer, making them aware of the fictions and ill conceived ideologies that go into certain conventions is the key to the work. Art is a tool through which a variety of identities can be staged and exposes the real world as an other space, or heterotopia."
Cameron Bishop is a Melbourne based artist and academic. Working across a number of media (sculptural installation, digital animation, painting and drawing) he explores the relationship between the subject, artist and viewer, arguing that they are, under certain conditions, the same thing - supplementary subjects. He has had a number of solo and group shows and has collaborated with Bozo Ink, cheifly, with Simon Reis, as Bishop & Reis. Recently, he has been working with Simon in producing the Gallery X series - sculptural installations exhibited over 3 years at West Space, Seventh and Geelong Galleries. Each installation worked to critique the space in which they sat by replicating them in various scales and media. At Geelong they were given permission to intervene in two of the gallery's major paintings to re-order the viewing experience for the participant.