"Achilles Violin traces a section of power line that carries energy directly between the Manapouri power station and Tiwai point aluminium smelter. This hypnotic, brooding work is testament to the marred history of this economic experiment that embodies an increasingly scrutinised neoliberal mindset. This work uses the car as camera support, mounting a small solid-state sports camera in profile view to the driver’s window. Its plastic lens distorts and exaggerates the scale of these already enormous pylons."
Audio production: Chris MillerMade with support of Southland Art FoundationThis work is made for exhibition as a continuous loop
Installation view of Achilles Violin, Bellamy's Gallery (2014)
On a backdrop of native New Zealand forest, a jet plane descends perpetually.
A McDonalds is mirrored and cars endlessly loop around the drive-through.
A stoic response to the imminent threat of environmental uprising.
Filmed up close, this work shows the beautiful and mesmerising surface of a soap bubble.