Species of Spaces

(preview version) 2014, 5 Channel HD Video, 10 Channel Audio, 4:58
Commissioned for the 19th Biennale of Sydney, March 2014
Winner 2014 Substation Contemporary Art Prize, Newport, August 2014
Winner 2014 Substation People's Choice Award, Newport, August 2014
Exhibited as part of Pleasure and Reality, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, September 2015

Filmed on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour Species of Spaces responds to the monumental materiality of the island with small simple gestures and improvised actions that sound the island’s materials and constructions and then catalogue these actions by type. The island and its objects are read as a kind of score, their shapes and abilities suggest actions and these actions are tested against this materiality, the resulting resonances create an experiential mapping of the varied spaces of the disused ship yard.