THE CROSSING (2019)
Articulate Project Space, Leichhardt.
THE CROSSING began on a journey from Sydney to Perth; driving all day and sleeping out under the stars at night. Attached to the roof racks of the car, a home-made camera automatically recorded colour data along the way. Capturing the colours was ‘blind process.’ I didn’t see what was being recorded until I returned.
Back in Sydney I translated the numerical colour data into actual colours and made nine images, one for each day. The recorded colours are arranged to resemble the growth rings of a tree. The final prints have very fine detail and are ‘trippy’ in that they sometimes seem to produce the illusion of movement. By rendering the colours as an infrathin sequence, I hope to slow the viewing process down and ecourage a more nuanced appreciation of layered time, one that is in tune with this ancient country.
The nine prints are: Sydney to Taree, Taree to Dubbo, Dubbo to Silverton, Silverton to Melrose, Melrose to Fowlers Bay, Fowlers Bay to Mundrabilla, Mundrabilla to Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie to Lake Ballard, Lake Ballard to Perth.