Electric Water: Circuitry
Neon wall drawing, exposed wires, transformers
3m x 4m x .3m
Influenced by site actions at Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme, Bogong High Plains,Victoria Circuitry is a neon wall drawing that is influenced by the series of site actions and drawings made at Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme, Bogong High Plains. The pulsing blue gas of the neon, the exposed wires and transformers reveal the electrical current flowing through the artwork, with one dysfunctional neon underlining the intervention of flow in the rivers agency to produce power.
DECONSTRUCTING A RIVER: ELECTRIC WATER
Notes from the Field: Bogong Centre for Sound Culture
MAMA (Murray Art Museum Albury) 2021
Deconstructing A River: Electric Water is a series of conceptual site-actions that underline the transformation of water flow into electrical current at the Dam wall of Lake Guy, Kiewa Hydroelectric Scheme, Bogong High Plains. These site-actions work across the mediums of drawing, neon and video, and focus on the intervention of a river's agency, where its self-determined trajectory of the Kiewa river is reconstituted as a measured entity of civilised usefulness.
Notes from the Field, curated by Madelynne Cornish and Philip Samartzis, brings together the work of 15 artists who have been residents at Bogong Village over the last ten years, with work presented both in the gallery spaces and online. Notes from the Field celebrates the initiative of this globally reaching and supportive artist residency program in North East Victoria. The artists have observed and recorded the dissonance between landscape, humans and technology.