Lauren Brincat

(Australia 1980 – )

This time tomorrow: Tempelhof

Location
Not on display
Further information

'This time tomorrow: Tempelhof' belongs to an ongoing series of performances-for-video produced by Brincat since 2009, which show the artist marking out paths through different environments, from a lush empty field to a chaotic urban expressway. These simple propositions, performed with pragmatism, hark back to the instructional scores and minimal movement language of the sixties interdisciplinary avant-garde. Walking is framed as both an expanded act of drawing and as psychosocial mapping, which always culminates with Brincat's disappearance beyond the limits of the camera's view.

'This time tomorrow' documents Brincat walking in a straight line down an airport tarmac, a gesture that plays the limits of the body against those of technology. Her pace and scale are in stark contrast to the vastness of the tarmac and the speed evoked by the skid marks that surround her. Although the action is highly reduced, the title of the work introduces an emotional dimension, alluding to the longing produced by homesickness and the alienating effects of distance, even in an era when the globe can be traversed overnight.

Year
2011
Media
Time-based art, Installation
Medium
single channel digital video, colour, silent, plywood
Dimensions
duration: 00:05:20 min, aspect ratio: 16:9
Signature & date

Signed l.c. certificate of authenticity, black fibre-tipped pen "L. Brincat.". Not dated.

Credit
Gift of the artist 2016. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
402.2016.a-b
Copyright
© Lauren Brincat