As a visual artist, Carla Zimbler bends light across interior/exterior architecture and soaks sculptural forms in vivid textures as a live performative experience. Her site-specific installations shift orientation and perspective to redefine spatial boundaries and transcend the everyday, kindling desire for otherworldly places of belonging. Carla invites audiences to examine abstract ephemera and contemplate the intricacies of the micro/macro and cosmic worlds we exist in.
Utilising creative technology and generative software to explore luminous phenomena, bodies are drawn into immersive spaces where sound-responsive visuals expand, burst and dissolve. These intimate, experiential worlds explore concepts regarding emotional connectedness, symbiosis, metaphorical lightness/darkness and other contrasting dualities.
Carla’s visual work has been featured at Sydney Opera House, National Gallery of Australia, Arts House, List í Ljósi, Reykjavík Winter Lights, Distortion Ø, VIVID and Sydney Biennale. As a VJ, her festival credits include Dour, LungA, Melbourne Music Week, Beyond the Valley, Field Day, Festival X, Inner Varnika, Something Unlimited, Wide Open Space and Art Not Apart. Carla has also designed stages and content for MESS Studio, PACT Centre, ACMI, Phoenix Central Park, Mixcloud, Boiler Room, W Hotel and Pretty–Soon. As an Artist-in-Residence, Carla has engaged with SÍM Reykjavík and the Centre for Projection Art. In 2022, Carla will invigilate the Australian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale.