Hayden Fowler

(New Zealand, Australia 1973 – )

Goat odyssey

Not on display
Further information

Hayden Fowler is a New Zealand born Sydney based artist who works across installation, performance and video art. Fowler's works often feature animals and humans interacting with one another within science fiction environments. In 'Goat odyssey' 2006, Fowler makes a comment on the absurdity and lack of meaningfulness in contemporary life. He explains: In 'Goat odyssey' there are these white goats seen in a vacuum-sealed environment … The camera just goes endlessly around and the goats are clean and elaborately dressed, but they're just walking in circles. There is a sense of repetition and boredom and a lack of opportunity for anything else. I was using the goats as metaphors for us [1].

1. Hayden Fowler quoted in Andrew Frost, Another Future: Hayden Fowler's alternative nature, www.sturgeonmagazine.com.au, accessed 30 Oct 2017

Time-based art
single channel digital video, colour, sound
duration: 00:15:10 min, aspect ratio: 16:9
Signature & date

Signed certificate of authenticity, black fibre-tipped pen "Hayden Fowler". Not dated.

Gift of Anita and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
© Hayden Fowler