Next Wave Festival: Far From Here by Claire Robertson
12 - 22 May
Tues to Sun 12pm - 6pm
Meat Market: Main Pavilion
Returning to the remains of the temporary mining camp located 1651km from Perth that her family called home in the 1980s, video artist Claire Robertson takes her audience on a journey into the vast and stunning landscape of the Western Australian outback in Far From Here.
On at the Meat Market, Claire Robertson presents a video installation of cinematic proportions. As part of the Next Wave Festival 2016, Robertson guides the viewer through large-scale, multi-channel projections that capture uninhabited fly-in fly-out mining camps of the Pilbara Region. Awaiting their imminent removal, these demountable villages sit in stark contrast with an endless horizon balanced on the edge of reality.
Far From Here explores what it means to experience a place at a distance. Examining prevailing colonial relationships to the landscape and what it really means to 'inhabit place', Robertson questions 'are we really here?'
With a haunting sound design by Tilman Robinson, Robertson embarks on a visually stunning new work, vast in scale and scope.