Void of a River, 2014-17
GASP, Derwent River, Wilkinsons Point, Tasmania
Research for site specific public sculpture developed with GASP(Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park).
The artist has been working closely with the Cavitation Research Laboratory at the Australian Marine College with the aim of producing a negative cubed space below the surface of the water. This project has been developed to be installed in an open water site.
The geometric inversion sets up a conversation around the forces connected with the river and its uses, from the hydrodynamic to the psychological, the industrial to the cultural. The sculpture is propositional, it acts as an abstract measuring device, exploring the possibilities and limits of measuring the river physically and perceptually.
This concept followed on from his participation in the Swimmable! LAB in 2014 and artist in residence at UTAS 2015.