Videos, photographs and ambrotypes
document performances conducted in
industrially logged Tasmanian native forests,
drawing attention to these these overlooked,
forlorn and ecologically ravaged,
yet recuperating forests.
Paying Attention by emerging artist Phillip England documents a durational performance comprising solo visits on foot and performances within Tasmanian native forests that were intensively logged for woodchips for the Japanese paper industry. I am paying attention to these overlooked, forlorn and ecologically ravaged, yet recuperating forests. I sleep a night in each coupe, build a symbolic stone Gorintō, inter books made of Japanese newspaper bound using traditional Japanese methods, cremate wood chips sourced from the mill where these forests were processed and make ambrotype photographs on site to be visualised using charcoal sourced from the forests.
Wednesday 5 – Friday 28 February 2020
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am – 3:00pm
Friday 7 February 2020 @ 5:30pm
Main Image: Phillip England. Ambrotype 4 – Coupe MM012E. Collodion photograph on glass, charcoal on Kozo paper.
Phillip England. Paying Attention – Offertory. Still from single channel HD digital video.
Phillip England. Gorintō – Coupe MM011D. Digital photograph, pigment on photorag.