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All-Seeing Eyes by the Beige Garden Bed

Image: Lyle Branson, All-Seeing Eyes by the Beige Garden Bed, 2016. Inkjet print on semi-gloss paper, mounted on aluminium; 30 × 45 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

3 – 17 July 2016

Pet Projects is pleased to present ‘All-Seeing Eyes by the Beige Garden Bed’, a group exhibition featuring the works of:

Lyle Branson
Jacobus Capone
Sophie Durand
Teelah George

You’re halfway through an overnight train ride and it’s night and the tracks are laid through farm and bushland, so the unbroken darkness has made mirrors of the windows. As time drags on you start to feel like the carriage isn’t moving simply overland but downwards into the earth, through some secret portal, which feels right because this place you’re going belongs not just to another latitude but another dimension it’s so heavy with memory. It’s a place full of portals like this. Some you can chase down purposefully on streets you know the curve but not the colour of, now – rope swings still hanging by a thread, initials for since-changed names locked in concrete – but you can’t be certain there won’t be others that you’ll stumble on unexpectedly. Maybe the sun will point the shadows at just the right angle, or some old movie will turn up on TV, or a dead tree or a train moving trough the dark will reveal themselves to be monuments, or time machines. Those are the ones you need to be careful with. It’s hard to know where they’ll lead.

Exhibition view. Photo: Dan Bourke.
Exhibition view: Lyle Branson and Jacobus Capone. Photo: Dan Bourke.
Exhibition view: Lyle Branson and Jacobus Capone. Photo: Dan Bourke.
Jacobus Capone, Estrela Cadente (Detail), 2016. Two channel video, two channel audio; infinite loop. Photo: Dan Bourke.
Exhibition view: Jacobus Capone, Teelah George, and Sophie Durand. Photo: Dan Bourke.
Exhibition view: Jacobus Capone, Teelah George, and Sophie Durand. Photo: Dan Bourke.
Exhibition view: Teelah George and Sophie Durand. Photo: Dan Bourke.
Exhibition View: Sophie Durand and Jacobus Capone. Photo: Dan Bourke.

Sophie Durand, ”It was a pretty shitty shoot so there might be some bridges burnt between people [...] everything from the house would have been sold off or returned to second hand shops or the tip once we wrapped”, 2016. Table, chair, mugs, teapot, crystal dish, sugar bowl (air-dry clay, spakfilla and paint), plate, and shortbread biscuits. Props featured in the movie Drift (2013) from 53:01 to 53:03 into the film.

Sophie Durand with Alistair Kennedy, Georgia Jean Lewis, Nelson Mondlane, Ariel Tresham, Amelia Tuttleby, Where Two Oceans Meet: Selected Histories of Flinders Bay (Scene: After the burnout), 2015-16. Five script booklets with variations on the same scene.

Sophie Durand, Where Two Oceans Meet: Selected Histories of Flinders Bay (Scene: At the letterbox), 2015-16. Folded A4 script.

Photo: Dan Bourke.