DON'T FENCE ME IN, 2018


Installation view: Penrith Regional Art Gallery

 2 channel HD video 8:27 mins
Digital Photographs

Residual performance objects

Lyrics from a Cole Porter song

Soundscape 8:27 mins

Don’t Fence Me In is an expansive body of work about reciprocity and the environment. As site-responsive creative actions the work pulls apart and reconsiders ideas of trust and exchange in relation to three entangled sites on Wiradjuri Country – The Farm, Turon River and Sofala Tip. In these places, arbitrary lines are constantly drawn and redrawn in attempt to divide and control the ways in which we connect to Country, yet little do they hint towards problems involving our water, our waste and our air. With experimental performance new media and installation Don’t Fence Me In is a contemporary approach to socially engaged practice and geographical interventions into the boundaries and barriers that we place upon ourselves, each other, and upon Country

Left:

What A Load Of Rubbish, 2018

Giclée print on Canson Rag Photographique 

150 x 93cm

Right:

When The River Runs Dry, 2018

Giclée print on Canson Rag Photographique

150 x 93cm

Commissioned by Regional Arts NSW & Artstate, Bathurst 2018

Artstate is supported by the NSW Government

through Create NSW and Destination NSW.