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Screen Space - HEAT


  • Art Gallery of WA 4 Roe St Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)
Christian Thompson HEAT 2010 (still) DVD projection (hard drive master and 4 x photographs in presentation box) 28.9 x 20.6 x 3.5 cm duration: 5:52 min State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011 © Christian Thompson

Christian Thompson
HEAT 2010 (still)
DVD projection (hard drive master and 4 x photographs in presentation box)
28.9 x 20.6 x 3.5 cm duration: 5:52 min
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011
© Christian Thompson

HEAT is a captivating work and a personal recollection of contemporary Bidjara artist Christian Thompson, visiting the harsh Australian desert landscape with his father. 

Each component of this video triptych contains the face of a young Indigenous woman, representative of a sacred mother-earth, and referencing the seductive and dangerous nature of the Australian landscape.

A new work is screened every two months in this dedicated space for AGWA’s growing filmic acquisitions.

Earlier Event: November 12
Open House Perth
Later Event: November 18
Little Shop of Horrors