He Took Us to the Cattleyard

The Landscape Awry, TarraWarra Museum of Art

The Landscape Awry is a two day event of presentations by authors, artists and academics about the ways in which we 'see' the landscape.

Invited by Victoria Lynn, Director, TaraWarra Museum of Art to create a response to the TarraWarra Estate, David Pledger chose the working farm for He Took Us To The Cattleyard, a site-specific participatory installation. Using sound, moving image and text collected onsite, David creates an environmental experience for the participant describing it as follows:


The work operates like a spherical radar emitting concentric circles around a central focus, the cattleyard. Each circle is its own landscape of geography, history, nature, society, spirituality and time. When these lines intersect, meaning is created. So the cattleyard is connected to its architect, a previous owner, to the museum, to the slow waters nearby, to the neighbours, to the people who work the land, to another country, and to the animals whose presence defines its utility. 

Saturday 13 October 2012

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