Derek Hart  

Water Colour (Arthur's Lake)
2010, two-screen video, each 1920x4480, duration 15:00, no sound.

"With the submerged view in the lower section of the Arthur's Lake material, the water is in close proximity and offers very little for the reading of depth of space. While at times the sun's rays break through the density of the water, a sliver of weed drifts by, or the outline of a submerged object becomes slightly visible, for the majority of the duration of the material the close proximity of the water almost invades the viewing space as it sits on the surface of the pictorial plane - it provides a flatness that reminds the viewer that the depth of the landscape in the upper part of the pictorial space is an illusion." (sue.k, exhibition catalogue.)

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

© 2019 Derek Hart