Saturday, 9 September 2017

Remnants of space and Time. Archaeology of the Site.

Remnants of space and Time. Archaeology of the Site is a process based performative installation which will take place over three days at Abbotsford Convent as part of Melbourne Fringe, and will continue on site until October 1st.

VENUE: Abbotsford Convent - Mercator Lawn
DATE: 14-9-2017 until 1-10-2017
TIME: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The artist will be onsite installing the work 10AM -2PM Thursday 14 - Saturday 16 Sept.
Free Artist run tours Friday 22 & Thursday 28 Sept at 8:30 PM, meet at Providence lawn.
The artist will take tours to the site of the wrapped remnants which form a network of glowing lines.

 Remnants of Space and Time. Archaeology of the Site 2017
The use of pegs and string in Remnants echoes the equipment used by archaeologists to map out the site of their dig.
In Remnants of Space and Time pegs and string are used to map and wrap a space that was part of the infrastructure used by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd during the Convent years.
The space holds the remains of brick wall from a coal bunker, large boiler pipes from the Magdalene Laundries and bluestone cobbles quarried from Convent site in the1800s.
Wrapping the site animates traces of the past and calls attention to the history and stories of the Convent.
The work is active both day and night as the string is dipped in glow in the dark paint and after dark  creates a network of glowing lines in the space.

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