Once projected onto campfire smoke and mist, these photographs reveal the nature of our history.
When Vic McEwan visited the Murrumbidgee River, he projected photographs and videos onto the air itself. Campfire smoke and mist provided a continually changing frame, merging art with environment. Prints of this site-specific installation will be displayed at the Burnie Regional Art Gallery, encouraging us to contemplate human history and the consequences of our past.
McEwan produced this large-scale work as part of his 2015 residency at the National Museum of Australia, collaborating with curator George Main. In capturing images of historic museum objects and painting them onto the moving landscape, McEwan responded to dynamic environmental conditions and contested histories.
As you view the images of the dark and cloudy backdrop in Haunting, you may choose to think about how significant objects can change when we allow nature to help us create.
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Image: Vic McEwan, Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera, photograph, light, projector, archival pigment print
Haunting is a travelling exhibition developed by the Cad Factory and the National Museum of Australia. Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, Sidney Myer Fund, Nelson Meers Foundation, W & A Johnson Family Foundation and assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.