Re/search, 2022, five-channel video, 4min.

Taking on the role of a sacrificed animal, Re-search sees Valender undertake an endurance performance in the science labs at Dookie Agricultural College. Valender lies on a growth rack within a temperature-controlled room, surrounded by the school’s diverse collection of biospecimens housed in chemical wombs. As the camera pans over her body and the murky jars, Valender in turn becomes a specimen for research and observation.

Director of Photography: Gene Alberts
April 2024

Installation view, Shepparton Art Museum 2024. Photo: Leon Schoots.