installation incorporating videos and built structures, 1989
“In Transit” Festival of Canterbury, Canterbury (1989)
Produced for “In Transit”, an exhibition of work by Australian artists in Canterbury, Kent, UK. The site was in a disused upmarket car show room which was scheduled to be demolished. A mandatory archaeological trench had been dug. Its appearance was grave like and it had two even piles of earth on either side of it - much like two halves of a sand timer.
A monitor was placed into a built wooden structure at the base of the pit and the image of a man digging himself out of a sand timer (from Neo Geo) was played on this. Other monitors were placed around the space with imagery derived from the Cultural Revolution in China (from Night’s High Noon).