Australia / Duration 12m 15s / 2012
44 Lines uses video to extensively analyse the architecture of a high density housing Apartment Block. The environment, rather than being mapped chronologically is re-traced by the camera through tracking/dolly shots that shape to the physical space. The lines drawn by the camera contradict and parallel each other, generating formal interactions between different zones of the site.
Adopting aspects of cinematic language, such devices are used to re-direct the viewer’s spatial and temporal image of the environment in new ways. The scanning camera brings attention to the construction of the site’s architectural edifice by intersecting it, making visible a series of interactions between lightness and darkness. The fractured montage of the work seeks to direct the viewer’s attention to different aspects of the site, thus re-imagining our relationship to such a place.
Single Channel Version of a 3-Channel Installation
Sound Design by Byron Huang-Dean
Exhibited at Kings ARI, 2012