Lake Mungo

This work was installed in a room at the Canberra Art School Library in 1994 during my time as a student in the early to mid-nineties. The room was windowless allowing me to control the lighting.
The large landscape rotated slowly on large clockwork motor, lit from above by a single shaft of light, the landscape was surrounded by other smaller clockwork driven devices.
The installation attempted to convey the age of this place, the ways of seeing a landscape. The devices speak of a scientific, western approach. The rotating landscape speaks of the endless astronomical cycles that continue regardless of how they are documented, labelled, interpreted or ‘seen’. The ticking of all the clockwork motors, at times falling into harmony, convey the inexorable, inevitable passage of time.