ACE x recess presents, curated by Olivia Koh, May – July 2020, Dead End Film Festival, November 2019, Darebin Art Prize, September 2019 – January 2020, Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change, October – December 2019.
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.
READ ︎︎︎ Poetic response by Neika Lehman, commissioned by recess presents
Hero(es) was a finalist in the Darebin Art Prize, and the Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change, both 2019. It has also been screened at Dead End Film Festival, 2019, and at ACE with recess presents, curated by Olivia Koh, 2020.
Underwater recordings of marine vessels supplied courtesy of the Centre for Marine Science and Technology, Curtin University.