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PERSISTENCE OF VISION | ART IN THE OPEN EXHIBITION MIDDLE HEAD | 11 NOVEMBER 2007

 

Persistance

 

The interconnected chambers carved into the rock of Georges Heights Battery B42, Middle Head, resonate like a giant sandstone sea-shell, keeping an ear to the whisperings of the Harbour: the rumbling of a ferry; the drone of a passing plane; even the buzzing of insects are rendered in unusual ways by the chambers acoustics.

 

Persistance 2

 

The now empty spaces fill the imagination of visitors that wander the subterranean passages and ponder their military past as part of this temporal one day installation as part of the Harbor Trust ‘ Art in the Open’ program.

 

chamber 1

 

CHAMBER ONE

Plotting the trajectory of shells into the harbour, the arc of fire, historical maps, concentric circles interlinked and overlaid.

 

chamber 2a

 

CHAMBER TWO

Held fast to the bricks and peeling paint by a flash of light, the transience of people and place are cast in a momentary reflection on the wall. A fleeting moment in time.  In time returns with the persistence of vision