Recorded over the long weekend of 26 January, 2019, Hero(es) is a 7:09 minute single channel video with audio, made with footage taken though an unsecured cctv camera overlooking public space on the Murray River in Echuca Moama, made with Aaron Claringbold.
The dual towns of Echuca Moama sit on the banks of the Murray and Campaspe River, across both Victoria and New South Wales. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the area as the Yorta Yorta people. We acknowledge the shared land and proximity of the Baraba Baraba and the Ngurai illam Wurrung, and that the waters of the river this work is made on have nurtured and sustained tens of thousands of generations of people. Sovereignty was never ceded.
Hero(es) was a finalist in the 2019 Darebin Art Prize, and the Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change. It has also been screened at Dead End Film Festival and at Ace Open through recess presents, curated by Olivia Koh, 2020.
Underwater recordings of marine vessels supplied courtesy of the Centre for Marine Science and Technology, Curtin University.