Burnout 2004 (3 videos (DVD) and one game for mac)
The Burnout series could be viewed as pure spectacle: the audience watch from a grand stand as cars begin to perform a theatrical display of choreographed manoeuvres. As the cars rear wheels screech and spin, the rubber melts, leaving plumes of smoke, and an orchestrated sketch of velvety charcoal is left on the surface of the carpark. As the smoke from the burning tyres clears, the spectators are presented with a bold, abstract image.
(images: John Donegan)
Ben Morieson lives and works in Melbourne, and has presented numerous solo projects including Burnout 2004, Sutton Park Driver Training Centre, Canberra 2004 and Burnout 2001, Melbourne Docklands; and Fitzroy 2003; as well as group exhibitions including Friendly Fire, touring Europe and New Zealand, 2003-2004; Home Loan, Melbourne 2003; and Love Letter to China, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney 2003. Morieson has also undertaken studio residencies at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces (1999 - 2001), the Cite International Des Arts, Paris (2001-2002) and currently in Barcelone(2005).