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KINGS Artist Run acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present of the Kulin Nation and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people

Remnant

D.A.Calf

Middle Gallery
5 Aug 2017–26 Aug 2017
Opening 12.00am 1 Jan 1970

‘Remnant’ is a durational video and sound installation that considers place, the passing of time, personal history, and the experience of loss through death.

Presented as a real-time, synchronised, twenty-four hour image of the empty and unmade bed where D.A.Calf’s father died. ‘Remnant’ documents the changing light that occurs in the room through the course of three days whilst his father’s body cooled and quieted.

D.A.Calf… “My grieving process was bound up with feelings of exclusion. I was excluded from being present at the time of death, excluded from any opportunity to say goodbye prior to death, excluded both geographically from the site by a distance of a thousand kilometres, and temporally by the fifteen years that had elapsed since I had been a resident in this house. The site of his death was formerly my childhood room, the bed was my childhood bed.”

Connecting the viewer to the space through the experience of real time, the video, together with a twenty-four unedited field recording of the remote and rural location (captured in the days subsequent) ‘Remnant’, engages duration and exclusion as means to investigate the liminality of shifting space.

The live-streamed projection will be projected twenty-four hours a day in real-time in an anonymous space that is not here. While the gallery may only be open for limited hours, the work continues on in this other space regardless, for the duration of a month.

A live feed of the work is accessible online in perpetuity, via

www.dacalf.com/remnant

 

To mark the anniversary of the days D.A.Calf’s father body was in situ the artist will be present, seated in front of the work in an attempt to inhabit this impossible space and time.

DATES: Thursday – Saturday, August 17 – 19 | 12:00–18:00pm

  • D.A.Calf is a sound and installation artist, musician, composer and producer. He is currently studying in the Sound Art & Spatial Sculpture program at RMIT where his particular interests lie in explorations of trauma, memory, place and cartography. This is his first gallery-based work.

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