Over the next ten days I will be undertaking a mini-residency at Serial Space in Chippendale from 3 – 13 November 2010.
I will be blogging about my residency here.
The project I am developing during the residency is an interactive audiovisual installation using archival material called The South Sydney Project. The archive I am working with was created by historian Sue Rosen in the early ‘90s. It charts a social history of 20th century South Sydney through 60 video interviews with people who grew up in suburbs such as Redfern, Surry Hills, Chippendale and Waterloo between 1910 – 1980. Over the past few years I have developed an installation practice based on the re-interpretation, re-processing and re-imagining of documentary and archival material. After stumbling across this archive, I became fascinated with the interviews and negotiated to access the material to re-interpret it into an installation artwork.