TITLE : Arboreal
DATE : 1997
DIMENSIONS : 180cm x 90cm
MEDIUM : Installation

Site-specific installation: camera obscura projection and slide projection on acetate fabric screens

‘Arboreal’ modelled the slippage between experiencing a thing and experiencing an image of a thing. The gallery was turned into a camera obscura, projecting an image of a hoop pine growing outside the gallery into the space. A slide of the then-recently discovered Wollemi pine was also projected. In this way the gallery contained two projected images of trees in the same botanical family, one growing a few metres away on the other side of the gallery wall, the other growing miles away in a secret location.