the worldlessness of the stone TCB Art Inc, Brunswick, August 2022
Nicholas Burridge, Jess Day, Semitj Hopcraft, David Horvitz, Mabel Juli, Chantelle Mitchell and Jaxon Waterhouse, Georgia Nowak and Eugene Perepletchikov, Emily Parsons-Lord
The works in the worldlessness of the stone challenge perceptions of the geologic as latent, fixed, unmovable and unchanging. Heidegger famously ascribed a sensation of worldlessness to the lithic, relegating it to the position of world-constituting, but lacking the agency to make the world it exists within, and therefore lacking any experience of life. At its broadest, this exhibition seeks to trouble this ossified framing, presenting a series of works that attempt to read movement, action, accumulation and excavation within, into and against the stratifications of the Earth.
Georgia Nowak and Eugene Perepletchikov I have lived a thousand lives already, 2022, video, archival film footage, 6:08. Narrative text: excerpts from Virginia Woolf’s The Waves (1931). Archival footage: ACMI collections / Private collections
The Distance of a Day, 2013, digital video, 12 minutes.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the many lands upon which we live and work, and recognise their enduring custodianship, care for country and depth of knowledge since time immemorial. Always was, always will be.