Benalla Art Gallery
Sediment features aeolian harp-sculptures created from antique surveyors’ tripods sourced at a local agricultural college played by the wind within an old quarry and activated by Australian pythons. The tripods are relics from a bygone era, once used to measure and map the landscape. In a combination of sculpture and cross-elemental performance, the energy generated by the wind takes on a character as it vibrates the harp strings and captures the site’s dynamic natural qualities and acoustics. The sound remains raw and unaltered, recorded through internal mics within pyramid amplifiers attached to the forms to reflect on place and cartographic memory, while connecting with country in regional Victoria.
Basil the Albino Python (Morelia Spilota Varigate)
Banjo the Carpet Python (Morelia Spilota Variegate)
Lara the Olive Python (Liasis Olivaceus)
DP: Gene Alberts
Colourist: Nicholas Andrews
Herpetologist: Michael Alexander
Created at CoVA’s Art + Ecology Residency, Dookie Agricultural College, Regional Victoria. Supported by Creative Victoria Arts Fund.
Benalla Art Gallery Projection Façade