Harriet Body, Serena Bonson, Tina Havelock Stevens, Markus Hoffmann, Basim Magdy, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Jenna Sutela, Hossein Valamanesh

Exhibition curated by Lauren Reid

27 November 2020- 23 January 2021 Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, Australia

Jenna Sutela Holobiont 2018 (video still). Video. 10’27”. Supported by Kone Foundation. Courtesy the artist.
Infinities explores different experiences of time that take us from the microbial-scale of bacterium inside our bodies, to the planetary-scale of the spinning of the Earth and beyond. Through a combination of contemporary video works, sculptures, installations and new commissions, the exhibition brings artists and ideas from across the globe in to Goulburn for the very first time.

Time can be a slippery concept to define. At its simplest, it’s often explained as an ongoing and continuous sequence of events that occur in succession: minute followed by minute, breakfast followed by lunch, childhood followed by adulthood, the Big Bang followed by the first galaxies. The minutes, the meals and the experience of ageing are all very familiar, however, Infinities is intended to alter a typical sense of human time in ways that are at times calming and meditative or dizzying and vertiginous.

Each of the exhibition’s artworks bring about different temporal ways of relating to the worlds around us by experimenting with rhythm and motion; exploring continuous cycles of life, death and beyond; as well as layering together the depths of pre-history with far-futures where humans no longer inhabit the Earth.

Tina Havelock Stevens The Rapids 2019 (video stills). 2-channel digital video installation, colour and black & white, 5.1 sound. 19’45”. Courtesy the artist.

Infinities 2020 (exhibition view). Photo: Silversalt Photography.

Serena Bonson Wangarra and Warraburnburn (install view) 2013-2020. Carved wooden sculptures. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist, Maningrida Arts and Culture, the collection of Finn and Sofia Golsdpink, the collection of Julian Meagher.

Jenna Sutela Holobiont 2018 (video stills). Video. 10’27”. Supported by Kone Foundation. Courtesy the artist

Basim Magdy The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness 2016 (video stills). Super 16mm film transferred to Full HD video. 11'09''. Courtesy the artist, Gypsum Gallery, Cairo; artSümer, Istanbul and hunt kastner, Prague.

Hossein Valamanesh. Passing Time 2011 (video still). Sculpture, single-channel digital video, colour, sound. 4’02”, 61 x 52 x 52cm.
Courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art.

Hosein Valamanesh. Passing Time 2011 (install viewl). Sculpture, single-channel digital video, colour, sound. 4’02”, 61 x 52 x 52cm.
Courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art.
Photos: Silversalt Photography.

Harriet Body Barebones Landscape 2020 (install view). Copper nails, cotton thread, ceramic fingerprintswith mud & pulverised rocks sourced from Collector/Colegar in Gundungurra language, NSW.  Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist. Photos: Silversalt Photography.

Chulayarnnon Siriphol Golden Spiral 2018 (video stills). Video installation, HD, sound, color. 18’00”. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist and Bangkok CityCity Gallery.

Markus Hoffmann I am become death, the destroyer of worlds (install view) 2020. Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Deglupta) seeds taken to Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and planted in soil. Dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist. Photos: Silversalt Photography