The Arctic is an Eye HD Video
Sound by Point the Bone
Solo Show: Seventh Gallery, AU 2016
Ferry Gallery, Thailand, 2016
THE FREEDMAN FOUNDATION TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP at UNSW Galleries AU 2016
Outside film projects, Sheffield, UK 2017
Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA 2017
North Sydney Art Prize, Coal Loader Center for Sustainability, AU 2017
A large part of seeing depends on habit and convention. -John Berger. Ways of Seeing
Social meaning is drawn from stories. The Arctic is an Eye weaves together data, mythology, group psychology and data visualisation embedded into the Arctic landscape. It reflects on the malleability of information; what we know and what we see, in contrast to our inaction. The process of sight served as inspiration for the writing of a parable style text that runs alongside the data.
The hand gestures act as a human remnant, an empty gesture in a digital work, where we are barely seen, but the content is a reflection of our actions.
install images by DOCUMENT PHOTOGRAPHY
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Developed on The Arctic Circle Residency with support from The Freedman Foundation, Ian Potter Cultural Trust and the Australia Council for the Arts. Thank you to ACME in the UK for the support.