DRAWING INLAND SEA
Living/Being in Between, Symposium, The American University, Girne, Cyprus 2008
Tract, School of Art Gallery RMIT Melbourne 2008
Panorama to Paradise, 24th International Architecture Conference (SAHANZ) 2007
Site responsive work at the Coorong South Australia
Two-channel video installation
Drawing Inland Sea focuses on the intervention of a river's agency, where the self-determined trajectory of the Murray River is reconstituted as a measured entity of civilised usefulness. A barrage intervenes the balanced flow of fresh water of the Murray River mixing with salt water of the Coorong causing ecological degradation to this fragile Inland Sea.
A video camera is set up on each side of the barrage filming the different water levels.
This two-channel video work virtually emulates the schism in the water flow through intervening the flow of the circuitry during filming and exposing it to the elements to cause disruptions that abstract the colour fields. These site-actions are generated at the threshold of where these waters meet, the transition point where the water becomes redirected for agriculture and farming.
The video was made in conjunction with the paper titled On The Side Of Life: Writing In The Dream by Linda Marie Walker for the 24th Annual 2007 SAHANZ