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 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.
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.
Peachey and Mosig
Sound: Tarquin Manek
Voice: Tim Rogers
Movement: Rachel Peachey, Sascha Mosig, Kyle Symes & Stuart Brain
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Thanks: Blake Griffiths, Dale Hunt, Tara Callaghan, Jade Kerin, Susan Thomas and The Broken Hill Art Exchange