peter ADAMS dean CHATWIN julie GOUGH colin LANGRIDGE anne MESTITZ sasha REID ron ROBERTSON-SWANN marcus TATTON catherine WOO

colin LANGRIDGE
mourning call

BA Fine Art 1991, Hons 1998 (Curtin University, WA), MA 2002, PhD 2006 (Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart). With an extensive exhibition history, Langridge has won several awards and prizes for art including residencies, sculpture prizes and major public art commissions. He has also curated and coordinated several group exhibitions and had reviews published in Australian art journals. Associate Lecturer UTas, 2007.

Statement

Recently fire threatened the Lodge. While walking through the blackened stumps I noticed that multitudes of birds were active in the stark regrowth. They reminded me to shift my attention to the plight of the non-human inhabitants of the area and so I have made a work that mourns the loss of animal life in the fire and also suggests the positive rebirth afterwards.

The sound recordings, temporarily projected into the bush, are intended to be as much for the birds to contemplate as for the human visitor and our inability to ever know what they think of them is a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the limits of human understanding and the sovereignty of nature (being).

THE FREYCINET EXPERIENCE

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