The Precinct (Excerpt)


Description: Single channel and two channel digital video and sound projection. Digital formats. 10 minutes

Exhibition mode: Cinema and gallery projection(s), monitor (looped in exhibition)

Synopsis: Utopian and dystopian visions collide in a futuristic novel from Australia’s colonial past. Brisbane’s first published work of fiction The Curse and its Cure (1894) provides the dual setting for a rediscovery of the city’s cultural precinct today. The Precinct was commissioned by the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGoMA), Brisbane for the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT 9), 24 Nov 2018 – 28 Apr 2019.

See Gavin discuss the work's development here.


Sound: Ben Sinclair