Represent - HDR Retrospective @ POP Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Qld - September 2021
This exhibition showcases the ongoing work of the current Doctoral cohort at QCA. These diverse artworks are the result of extensive practice-based research by 24 artists
All that remains
Dimensions: 80cm x 45cm
Artist book: paper, etched glass box, ultra-violet light bulb
Dimensions: 27cm x 20cm
Moving into darkness - contraction
Video, 8 min running time looped
I believe an artist book has the potential to be more than just its title and physical make-up, it has the capacity to materially contain a complete physical environment, embodied, and formed through emergent and successive stages in its development.
80° North holds memory of its conception as an idea in the high Arctic, it's expansion as a drawing of the Arctic ice-cap, its contraction through a performance and its reformation into a book through time and more-than-human processes.
Paper is born in water and requires the expulsion of water for its existence, beginning as a liquid before transforming into a desert, always thirsty for the water of its birth.