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- Two Channel DVD Video. 4 minutes. BW. Stereo.
- Part 1: You and I
- Part 2: Hold Me
Magnesium Light is a video project investigating the events surrounding the Abu Ghraib photographs of 2006.
You and I: Viewers enter a darkened space showing images tracking over bodyscape fragments of the same male figure seen in the etching as a female figure touches this body with sexual caress. It appears to be a passionate love scene in the days leading up to the etching scene. The female voice-over, with its American accent, along with fragments of a uniform, subtly complicate this by suggesting it is the memory of a female soldier based somewhere in Iraq, as she sexually provokes a prisoner.
Hold Me: At the centre of the previous installation is a hollow black monolith. Looking down into its core, viewers see the previous scenes, but from the point of view of the man. The man’s voice-over can be heard through headphones. We watch and listen as he recalls his wife, and attempts to bury himself in memory.
You and I video documentation
- John Curtin Gallery, Perth, 2012
- University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, 2011
- Galerie Marion Scharmann, Cologne, 2009
- Forgetful Sky, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, 2009