Matthew Bird
Parallaxis
In a new moving-image work by Melbourne-based artist and architect Matthew Bird, two bodies move across the land, working with large cylindrical instruments. We witness them map and survey a terrain analogous to universal physical and psychological locations, each revolution marking a paradoxical attempt to pin an earthly position through perpetual movement. Playing on the human need to understand our relationship to the people and places around us, Parallaxis considers the potential for architectural processes and measurements to act as a foundation for structures of understanding.

Filmed in the surrounds of the small Victorian town of Warracknabeal, on the wheatbelt between Adelaide and Melbourne, Parallaxis draws on the architecture and landscape of the northern Wimmera and southern Mallee as a means by which to explore the ways we navigate, hold and alter space.

28 Feb – 03 Apr 20
SASA Gallery
Samstag Museum of Art
2020 Adelaide International

Duration 16m42s
Performers Lilian Steiner, Ashleigh McLellan 
Photography James Wright, Eugene Perepletchikov
Editor James Wright
Sound composition Daniel Jenatsch
Costume Geoffrey Watson
Gauge RED Helium, Blackmagic URSA, Zenmuse X7