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Claire Lambe, Sudden bursts of nasty laughter, 2022–23 (still); video with sound. Commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Courtesy of the artist and Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne © Claire Lambe and Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne

Melbourne Now

1 Apr 2023
National Gallery of Victoria | The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia 24 Mar - 20 Aug 2023

“It seems significant that we don’t want things to be quiet ever, anymore,” David Foster Wallace remarked in a 2003 interview. While he was referring to “almost any public space in America…piped with music,” Melbourne Now can be added to the list. This sprawling multi-level bonanza of art, design, jewellery, architecture, and fashion filtered for us in an interactive QR-coded map, beckons our short attention spans to follow the sound everywhere.

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