Friday 12 February 2010

Aboriginal Myths of South London

Aboriginal Myths of South London (video, 10:30, 2010) adapts world views associated with indigenous people of Oceania to an interpretation of the space and social history of places in South London. As the first manifestation of the project, this video is presented as its prelude and explores New Kent Road, a major road close to the artist’s home. This application of attitudes to the status of the dead and human relationship to the ground, becomes a materialist alternative to the concept of the genius loci and the familiar. The approach is measured and austere, employing an arrangement of animated photographs and voice texts that becomes a poetic essay.

Screens: Saturday 13 February, Urban Research at Directors Lounge, Berlin; Sunday 21 February at Olsen, Leeds.