Gabriel White

Scenic Journey (2022)

9 min 6 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"White filmed this work at sites of industry in the Wairau Valley that were abandoned during the 2021 Covid-19 lockdown. The film opens with the central figure repeating a classically Sisyphean gesture, struggling to push a heavy dumpster up the steep inclines of an industrial carpark and repeatedly losing ground. As a reluctant bureaucrat, this feels kind of personal, actually. The dilation of time during the Covid-19 lockdowns felt slow, acute, and confounding, and often like trying to walk—or think—through mud."

—Matilda Fraser

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