This is Spiritual and Physical: Seventh Gallery

April 3, 2016 § Leave a comment

My work This is Spiritual and Physical is showing at Seventh Gallery in Melbourne, through to 15 April 2016. Thank you to Kate Clark for her work on the soundscape.

This is Spiritual and Physical presents video shot in Scotland and Iceland over several years that documents farming and rural life and sites of pilgrimage. The imagery explores the physical and aesthetic characteristics of landscape use for work and that which is visited for its spiritual significance, and aims to elucidate the correspondence between the output of the work generated by a body performing repetitive labour and that generated by spiritual pilgrimage.

This is Spiritual and Physical, HD video with sound, 19m 16s, 2016. Stills:

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Songs

September 27, 2015 § Leave a comment

I sing, an improvisation of sorts, within a five-domed concrete sculpture Tvisongur by Lukas Khne. Each dome produces a different tone, and the sculpture can be seen as a visualization of the five-tone harmony tradition. Tvisongur is in Seydisfjordur in the east fjords of Iceland. It is a 15 min hike up the side of a hill.

I took longer recordings, to be used as sound for an upcoming video work.

Farmers etc

November 21, 2014 § 1 Comment

I am still set on my idea of wayfinding and placemarking as the topic for any eventual PhD I attempt to do. I am still going through all the images from my trip to Finland, Scotland and Iceland.

There is this residency in the Arctic I have been eyeing off for years. Maybe this is the time I actually apply. I don’t know.

The below are all from series Farmers 2014.

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Farmers | Bændur

September 18, 2014 § Leave a comment

The autumnal country of Skagastrond in Iceland and the young women who live there.

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Boat ride in Greenland Sea from Skagaströnd to Siglufjörður

May 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

The pain of 45-90 degree pitching boat in the Greenland Sea, for 9 hours, oh and stuck in the back with no real beds. In the sea footage towards the end, that pitching of the horizon is the boat…. the camera is in a fixed position. With fave salty dogs Guido van Helten and Linda Ros. Memory of a lifetime. Cannot wait to make more of these over the next 7 months….

Photographic prints sale

April 4, 2014 § 1 Comment

I have some limited edition photographic prints for sale in support of my upcoming 6 month 3 x residencies in Finland, Norway and Lithuania and research and meetings with some overseas universities in support of my PhD application.

Details

  • Chromogenic prints from negative on Kodak Endura archival paper, unframed.
  • Edition of five + AP, numbered and signed.
  • Three tiers of sizes from $160 to $360. Sizes can be seen here:
  • Prices in AUD. International shipping can be arranged at an additional cost.

Payment

  • Paypal (inc. secure credit card payment) to rush.of.sun@gmail.com. Please include the name and size of the print and your postal address.
  • Alternatively I can send you a PayPal invoice, please email me your PayPal address and details of the print you want to purchase.
  • For Australian buyers I also accept cash and direct deposit.

If there is an image on my website you would like but isn’t shown below, please email me. I have many works and happy to discuss size, themes, colours etc.

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Bloom (Berlin), 2004-2010, chromogenic print from negative
60 x 47 $160
81 x 63 $260
100 x 77 $360

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Kinma (Death Valley), 2010, chromogenic print from negative
50 x 40 $160
74 x 60 $260
100 x 81 $360

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Spákonufell (Iceland), 2012, chromogenic print from negative
50 x 40 $160
74 x 60 $260
100 x 81 $360

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Búlandstindur (Iceland), 2013, chromogenic print from negative
60 x 40 $160
80 x 52 $260
100 x 66 $360

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Mountain (Death Valley), 2012, chromogenic print from negative
50 x 40 $160
74 x 60 $260
100 x 81 $360

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Skagaströnd Street (Iceland), 2013, chromogenic print from negative
60 x 40 $160
80 x 52 $260
100 x 66 $360

inside and outside

February 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

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These images were taken in Mývatn (which is a shallow eutrophic lake situated in an area of active volcanism in the north of Iceland). Specifically they were taken near the very small town of Reykjahlíð, where there are volcanic outdoor pools and baths. The water in the images is warm. The little islands are volcanic rock, the whole place is dark and silent and misty. I felt very outside myself here.

Then Kim reminded me of Laurie Spiegel and her work, Voices Within… the murmurs, (desires) of machines we have made, calling signs, the sound of process and function. I feel this is perfect music for these images.

 

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