Ross Manning

Dichroic Filter Piece (extended projection) 2013, Dichroic filters, cut glass, DVD players and projectors, Variable, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Ambient Painting (Square) 2021, Acrylic, stainless steel and dichroic glass on canvas, 200 x 200 cm
Light Sequence and Spiral 2012, Compact fluorescent lights, oscillating fan, black wool, dowel, power board, cables, Dimensions variable
Chronchromie 2016, Installation with fluorescent lights, oscillating fans, dowels, power boards, ropes and cables; 6 parts, Dimensions variable
In Bloom 2021, Treated stainless steel and digital video, endless loop, Dimensions variable
Spectra VI 2014, Coloured fluorescent lights, motorised fans, timber and steel, Variable
Installation view of 'Folds and Overlaps' 2018, LEDs, fans, tin cans, bamboo, ceramics, metal piping, baking tray and timber, Dimensions variable, Displayed 2019 at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Video of 'Spectra' 2012, Fluorescent lights, fans, acrylic, wood, wire, rope and electrical cables, Dimensions variable
Melody Lines 2016, Glass, laminate, fluorescent tubes, metal piping and conveyor motor, Variable, Carriageworks, Sydney. Image by Zan Wimberley.
Chronchromie (detail) 2016, Installation with fluorescent lights, oscillating fans, dowels, power boards, ropes and cables; 6 parts, Dimensions variable
Installation view of 'Endless Sheet' 2012, Overhead projections, paper, Toyota electric window motor, dowel, cardboard, wood, and tape, Dimensions variable
Ambient Solar Piece 2019, Dichroic glass and powder-coated aluminium, Installation at Milani Gallery

Ross Manning is primarily known as a kinetic artist who explores light, physics, sound and the elements. Repurposing disused and broken electronics, he alters these existing components to create dynamic sculptures and atmospheric installations. By bringing these components into conversation with materials such as fluorescent tubing, fans, string and brown paper, he explores our ongoing relationship with technology, breaking apart machines as if to demystify their rarified position and experiment with their material capabilities. In this process of demystification he opens up the possibilities for sensory experience.

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