I See – trace
Video 5.32 mins
Walking in my bushland surrounds, I savour the expanse of space and materiality of the earth. Space and the natural world is now a limited privilege and my senses are heightened. My consciousness is heightened. Human bodily contact of comfort has been taken away. The body of earth has taken its place. My surroundings are not around me; they are me.
This animation acknowledges the limitations of the visual. Coronavirus has brought that home to us. To view is not enough. Presence is more than visual. It connects to the physicality of ‘now’, but also to memory, memory of our senses reacting to what we see. Smell, touch, sound; in coronavirus times, some are lost, some amplified. Relating to the body and embodiment of the bushland, I project my lost intimacies into the rich, sensorial environment in which I live.
His Daughter's Father
Video 3.41 mins
His Daughter’s Father is a multimedia-drawing about presence: of a subject that is depicted simultaneously with affect (alive/present) and stilled (dead/past), and of representation that continuously re-presents itself in real and imagined time. Imagery moves between performative drawing, the digital moving image, and the stilled representation.
I See the Eye That Sees Me #2
Video 3:41 mins
This moving image is from a series of experimental videos that depict a composite portrait of my face and parts of my father’s face, cloned from some of the stills from His Daughter’s Father (see above). This work explores notions of inter-generation, inter-being, inheritance and an attempt to re-live senses through a visual dialogue between my father and myself, or to complicate it further, between my version of my father and my version of self.