Simon Rose

Textual Analysis I by Simon Rose

 Textual analysis I by Simon Rose. An image of what appears to be a distorted ballet dancer, with a holographic image behind.

Image: Simon Rose, Textual Analysis I, 2020, Single-channel digital video, silent, 3 mins, 17 secs. Courtesy of the artist.

Textual Analysis I by Simon Rose was exhibited at Peel Street Park from Monday 24 January to Sunday 13 March, 2022.

Textual Analysis I is an exploration into communication through the moving image. It brings into focus how narrative, emotion and symbolism are affected by motion, colour and composition. This work is part of an experimental series that Rose is currently working on, which started with text, sound and movement. In this specific case, he draws the focus of his audience to how dance, colour and movement inform our perceptions of meaning in cinematic imagery.

Simon Rose is a Birrah / Gurreng Gurreng man based in Naarm (Melbourne), and an emerging writer and director. For a number of years, he has been developing his media production skills across documentary, corporate video, drama and commissioned content. He has worked closely with other artists to realise their artistic visions including Maree Clarke, Robyne Latham, Kent Morris and many others.