20/07/2022 - 03/09/2022
New Work - Mixed Medium
Benjamin Cohen - two point eight million
Through experimentation with expanded notions of sculpture and time-based media, two point eight million explores ideas of authenticity and myth, with the aim of establishing paradoxes between materials, objects, and moving image.
The show loosely stems from Albert Shin’s psychological thriller Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019); a film with interchanging histories that questions the reliability of narrative. In this respect, the presentation of work in this exhibition uses found materials, fabricated objects, and appropriated moving image to construct narratives that blur the boundaries between the authentic and the fictitious.
Works such as The Magnificent Moulins (2022) - four seconds of archival footage showing approximately 2.8 million gallons of water flowing over the crest of Niagara Falls - attempts to reduce a ‘wonder of the world’ to an inconsequential event. Wonders of nature such as Niagara Falls are often held up as the embodiment of the natural sublime.
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