Drive Out Cinema
DVD loop + Audio, domestic furniture, Carrier vehicle - Cleveland V8 LPG engine, cotton/nylon rope, earth, stones, velocity
Objects sculpted - created using the landscape and the Carrier vehicle.
content is about
Migration, displacement, destruction and the turbulence
caused by aspects of relocation; whether enforced or chosen. Vital
to the work is the notion of forward movement.
In the Drive Out Cinema film
we see roads, dust clouds, people running - attempting to catch up or
get left behind. We see familiar items of
and torn apart.
at night, the objects seem isolated
from life, drifting, as they are torn, damaged
and broken apart. The
Drive Out Cinema investigates themes of
loss and how these
processes impact upon human relationships and our relation to our material possessions.
We reapeatedly witness various items of familiar domestic furniture, entertainment devices, leisure goods - large
Beds, fridges, chairs,
televisions, cookers, washing machines, design furniture, couches, computers - all are dragged
destroyed through the process of forward movement.
In the Australian films we see unknown figures run towards us, not desiring to be left behind as they attempt to keep up.
Dusty and muddy surfaces
of Australia. The roads are
always constant and present in these films and the remnant presence of the surfaces which created these objects is left like a drawing upon the surfaces of each piece.
The films are poetic, violent and mesmerizing to watch -
the viewer being
left with a series of dissolving lost highways and
silent dust clouds in what could be a poignant
or a new
The processed 'dragged' objects in these films are sculpted and changed by the road and vehicle directly.
The scars, bruises, scrapes
demolished pieces form
the installation and context in which the
installed and projected.
These objects highlight and provide a direct physicality to the experience of migration and the affects of continually moving forward. They are both metaphoric and direct non representational examples of a psychological state.
using different styles and material values of
furniture the project connects to people of different age, socio economic groups
Constant to each installation is the deep bellowing drone of
the engine and the scraping of the destructive process
The actual destruction of our most familiar objects within our
built domestic environments presents a psyhcological landscape of loss and sadness as well as alludes to a symbolic ecological reality - especially
when our sense of place and environment is perceived
as being destroyed by velocity and the combustion engine.
I want people to consider, see and feel what it is like to lose all that
is familiar. Through force or choice, migration and displacement is an
ever increasing and pressing issue in the contemporary world".
"I think its more urgent now for us to
question our own needs and desires for the lastest items and consumer
goods – goods under constant production which ultimately have a far reaching global affect.