crossed hair - projection/kinetic installation.
Exhibited at Testing Grounds in 2018.
A circular piece of glass suspends centrally from the roof. The glass spins slowly in an anti-clockwise direction while a projection throws a moving image onto its shifting surface. Recorded on a hand held super 8 camera, the imagery was taken from family archives filmed in the 1970's.
‘crossed hair’ is a projection piece that brings focus to the camera lens, and the covert ways in which its technology continues to influence our concept of time and memory. Circulating its own reflection around the four corners of the room, the kinetic installation performs as an anchor to the present, while the familiar imagery remains solidified in the past. Foster’s practice uses both personal and found archives that mine ideas of parasitic memory through photographic thinking.
List of imagery:
1. Video Documentation of ‘crossed hair' 1:19sec, exhibited at Testing Grounds, 2018.
2. Photo Documentation of ‘crossed hair' exhibited at Testing Grounds, 2018.
© Lucy Foster. Living and working between Naarm (Melbourne) and Dja Dja Wurrung Country (Castlemaine) on unceded land belonging to the Wurundjeri and Jaara Jaara people of the Kulin Nation.