Screen Space – Pilar Mata Dupont

06 Jul - 30 Sep 2019

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Venue: Times:
10am-5pm, Wed - Mon, closed Tue.
Venue Address:
Perth Cultural Centre, Perth.
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A newly acquired digital work from Pilar Mata Dupont, Undesirable bodies 2018, features as part of The Botanical: Beauty and Peril exhibition. A major exhibition exploring the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it.
Undesirable bodies was filmed at, and in, Jurndawurrunha—a natural freshwater spring sacred to the Yindjibarndi people of the Pilbara region—the work considers, through poetry of filmic means, introduced ground and underwater flora as a form of colonisation and how contemporary conservation efforts can restore the equilibrium.

Image credit - Pilar Mata Dupont
Undesirable bodies 2018 (detail)
three-channel digital video, sound, colour
16:16 minutes
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased 2018