Brie Trenerry



1st – 24th February 

Presented on a human-size hologram fan, Chantelle 2024 is a video portrait of  Narrm/Melbourne-based fashion designer, Chantelle Lucyl Tarola. Tarola’s innovative gender neutral designs advocate a space for queer fluidity and inclusive representation. In 2016, Trenerry captured Chantelle in a hypnotic state for the artwork Psi Girl, featured in a collaborative exhibition with Kieran Boland titled “Double Blind” at First Site Gallery. Utilising frames from the original footage, Trenerry employed AI video generator Runway ML to reimagine the work as a video portrait of Chantelle that represents her practice and persona, employing motion brushes to guide the movement within each frame. The resulting videos, serve as a kaleidoscopic journey, wherein Tarola metamorphoses into an array of captivating forms and characters, all stemming from her distinctive visage. This work is part of an ongoing exploration of the profound implications of AI for humankind, both positive and negative, in creative spheres and beyond. 


BRIE TRENERRY is a local interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, curator and educator with a focus on the moving image and new media who has exhibited extensively both in Australia and internationally. She has worked as the curator of the video space at MARS Gallery since its opening in 2014. Trenerry is completing her PhD, which explores altered states of consciousness and collaboration as generative strategies for an expanded cinema. Trenerry‘s recent solo exhibition BABBLE ON at MARS Gallery, Melbourne, explored the profound social, cultural and political implications of artificial intelligence (AI) interventions in the mainstream media. She has worked as a lecturer in video, new media and fashion film at Photography Studies College (PSC), Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Brie has been the recipient of residencies at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide 2015, the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA) Contemporary Creative Residency via the University of Sydney 2018 and KdMoFA (Kuandu Museum of Fine Art), TNUA (Taiwan National University of the Arts, RMIT:ART:INTERSECT 2019. Brie Trenerry is represented by MARS Gallery. 


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