Inhale/Exhale, Sarah Rhodes, 2023, 11:30 minutes, single-channel digital video, colour, sound, editor Jessica Wallace
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Two video works created in response to each of the Queenstowns convey how place is revealed in our inner life.
Inhale/Exhale (2023, 11:30 mins), by Sarah Rhodes, draws parallels between the healing landscapes of Queenstown in Lutruwita/Tasmania and the experience of being in place. To inhale is to ingest the world around us, to become intimate with and forge a connection to place. To exhale is both an act of giving, and leaving behind, a trace of ourselves. In this mutual dialogue between person and place, breath in unison, we are a haunted landscape in recovery.
PERMEATE: mapping skin and tides of saturated resistance (2023, 7:38 mins), by Unbound Collective, inhabits the mangrove wetlands of Yarta Puulti, over which the Queenstown of Kaurna Yarta/Adelaide was built. The film examines the recent poisoning of mangroves by salt mining industry and the need for ongoing protection of Country. Projected on a wall 16m wide, these works envelop visitors, inviting an experience of embodied listening.