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"TIME_LINE: Photography, Sculpture and Soundscape - Christine Wilmes and Patrick Mascaux"
2002-09-06 until 2002-09-28
24 HR Art - Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art
This exhibition features hauntingly beautiful images, tangible traces and soundscapes from desolate, abandoned sites from around the globe. Belgian artists Christine Wilmes and Patrick Mascaux have documented sites in Mexico, Arizona, Canada, Europe, Western Australia and the Northern Territory and have just returned from outback Queensland.
Their work is executed with scientific precision. The chosen site is marked out into a perfect square, located with GPS coordinates and GMT time is exactly fixed by satellite. A photographic record is taken of the area and silicone imprints are made. Recordings of environmental sounds are captured to complete the survey. This information is then presented in the gallery as documentation. 24 HR Art will also be presenting a 60m photographic strip ‘timeline’ referencing all the sites the artists have visited over the last few years.
The artists describe their practice as "poetic archaeology" as they collect traces from "chaotic landscapes where the course of evolution has been disrupted by human activities". This on-going project explores the passing of time, the sadness of failed dreams, lost opportunities and environmental degradation.
Where -> 24HR Art, Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art, Vimy Lane, Parap, Darwin. Gallery viewing hours are Wed - Fri 10am - 6pm Sat 10 am - 2pm or by appointment. 24HR Art is financially assisted by the NT Government through the Department of the Arts and Museums and the Australia Council, the Federal Government’s arts funding and advisory body.