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Billy
Raffin

203 Gertrude Street, Ngár-go (Fitzroy)

Biography

Billy Raffin is an Argentinian-Australian artist based in Melbourne. At the heart of her practice is a curiosity for observing narratives, and a deep interest in consciousness and dreaming. Billy interrogates playful representations of the mundane, transforming simple interactions into thoughtful articulations. She works across moving image, illustrations, and music; music, in particular, has captured her imagination for the better part of 10 years, where Raffin has played the drums for a range of Melbourne bands. Raffin has created work for the Museum of Public Space in Bologna, Italy (2021), SIGNAL Sound X Screen Commissions (2020), Gertrude Street Projection Festival (2021, 2019), performed at the Melbourne Fringe Festival (2021, 2019), curated and exhibited in a group exhibition, ‘An Oneiric Reality’, at the Brunswick Street Gallery (2020), is a recipient of a Moonee Valley Biannual Grant (2022) and regularly performs in her various bands. She was recently an Artist in Residence at Chateau Orquevaux, France (2022), City of Yarra (2021) and has been accepted into the forthcoming King Island Artist Residency (2022). Billy is also currently undertaking a Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) at RMIT University.

I Didn't Catch Your Name, 2022

I Didn’t Catch Your Name is a two-channel video projection artwork that explores the affective power of images in public space. Through the use of contemplative, meditative imagery captured across Orquevaux, France, and King Island, Tasmania, I Didn’t Catch Your Name seeks to simultaneously connect and disorient the viewer, artist, and space. How can images create moods, and atmospheres, and transport us to another world? What is it like to have this private, intimate experience in a public space?

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