The Terrestrial Scene

October - November 2019
Broken Hill


  

There is sometimes a moment underground where you find yourself alone. All you can see comes from the light on your hard hat and if I turn this light off, I am in the most complete darkness. Standing there in this black space, it doesn’t matter if your eyes are open or closed, it is the same kind of nothing.

The Terrestrial Scene  Earth collected from the Mundi Mundi plains
119 Chloride St

The Terrestrial Scene was an immersive installation constructed inside an empty industrial building in the heritage city of Broken Hill. The work was made with the support of the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery and generous members of the community. While making the work were thinking about geological time, landscape transformation and the competing forces of community & commerce,  nature & industry.

The Terrestrial Scene  3 channel video
  • The Terrestrial Scene / Installation documentation
  • The Terrestrial Scene / Installation documentation
  • The Terrestrial Scene / Installation documentation
  • The Terrestrial Scene / Installation documentation
Visitor Observations

Walking into the space is like descending underground.

 

The sound rumbles and vibrates the walls and the video feels both familiar and mysterious, like I am somewhere out of time.

 

It makes me think of water divination and going out bush as a kid.

  
The Terrestrial Scene

Peachey and Mosig

 

Sound:  Tarquin Manek

 

Voice:  Tim Rogers

 

Movement:  Rachel Peachey, Sascha Mosig, Kyle Symes & Stuart Brain

 

Metals Dispacement Video:  The Beauty of Science

 

Thanks:  Blake Griffiths, Dale Hunt, Tara Callaghan, Jade Kerin, Susan Thomas and The Broken Hill Art Exchange