On a recent road trip around the Murray River in regional NSW I collected video footage of passing landscapes, shooting mainly out of the car window. I took these visual field recordings flying through space at 100km/h. Filming in this way made me think about what it means to be in a place—how we understand and connect with place—and also the idea of moving between places. The state of being in transit, of transitions, of journeying. Taking these ideas back to the studio, I have been processing the video and experimenting with different projection surfaces to create an audiovisual installation that represents a landscape in motion between one place and the next. The title, The tide toward the shore, is borrowed from George Maciunas’ 1963Fluxus Manifesto.
Come see the work at Firstdraft gallery from 15 August to 1 September 2012. Opening 6-8pm Wednesday, 15 August 2012.
A collaboration between 2010 Firstdraft Directors:
Connie Anthes, Grace Archibald, Lionel Bawden, Georgie Meagher, Debbie Pryor, Dylan Quirk, Kate Scardifield & Jessica Tyrrell
The Directors of Firstdraft 2010 present a new work as part of MOP’s ARI showcase series in 2011. By choosing to work outside the parameters of each directors’ individual artistic practices, the resulting installation elevates a collaborative process to the role of art object. D.I.A. is a playful musing upon an endless series of openings and closings; ultimately involving the spectator in the creation of the spectacle.
The Vanishing City, a new installation work, will open at Firstdraft gallery on 29 April 2009 from 6-8pm.
The Vanishing City is an interactive audiovisual installation that transforms the gallery space into an emotional disaster site. Filling the gallery with sound and video of collapsing buildings, the work taps into social anxieties surrounding disaster—our collective fear of collapsing structures; from the twin towers of the world trade centre, to the world financial markets, to our own personal relationships.
The interactivity of the work draws the visitor in, with each step causing the environment to respond with sound and imagery until the once dormant gallery space comes alive. The Vanishing City places the gallery visitor in the eye of an aesthetic storm, where the possibility of imminent disaster seems enveloping.
Exhibition opens: Wednesday 29 April 2009, 6-8pm Exhibition continues: to 16 May 2009 Artist talks: Saturday 16 May 2009 at 4.30pm