EVERY EVENING SHE SUCKS UP HER LOVER FROM THE STREET WITH HER GLANCE (1995) and FALL (1994)
Installed laser printed images.
In this series of artworks, I installed colour images in the windows of prominent buildings in Sydney. I wanted to interact with the architecture of the city and make works that could be seen from the street. This interest was sparked by my earlier projects in artist run 'shopfront' galleries like CBD Gallery in Erskine St, Sydney. Passing pedestrians and office workers saw the work during their normal daily routine.
I decided to take this further by facing the artworks outwards into public space. I wanted the works to enliven the experience of the city. These installations were temporary: coming and going like the traffic and pedestrians on the city streets.
The first work in this series, Fall (1994), involved the installation of nine colour images and a video in the windows of UNSW Art and Design. Visible from Greens Rd, the image of a figure in free-fall was repeated in a row of windows running vertically down three floors of the building. At night the windows were backlit and a video tracked the figure's endless descent.
For the next work I installed 15 images in the windows of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation building on Harris St, Ultimo. Like Fall (1994), the images in Vertical Hold were backlit at night. Reminiscent of a celluloid film strip, the images played out their unexplained narrative on the facade of the building while the busy city hummed below.