RED: A journey into the world of the redback spider

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del kathryn barton, Australia, born 1972, RED, 2016, high resolution digital video, 15 mins, patrons edition 2/3 (film still); Gift of the Art Gallery of South Australia Contemporary Collectors 2016, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, images courtesy of the artist

Audiences are drawn in to the mating ritual of the redback spider in a visceral and immersive artwork – RED.

The 15-minute moving image work merges real life with wild imagination as performance meets macro photography meets dance.

RED officially launches at The Art Gallery of South Australia on Friday 3 March with Art Gallery Director Nick Mitzevich in conversation with del kathryn barton, Composer Tom Shutzinger and Costume Designer Alice Babich.

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