7 September - 3 October 2022 Riddoch rear wall & foyer window
‘Lachrymal’ reaches out towards rapture, through queer desire, to revel in the experience of rendering oneself vulnerable to another. This underwater multi-channel moving image offers space that dreams of uninhibited gay love, where desire drives wet bodies towards promises of connection, and transformation.
Meaning, pertaining to tears, ‘Lachrymal’ re-positions our understanding of this fluid world, questioning its relationship to the protagonists. We are reminded of the mutability of tears. That although their functional capacities, they are offered by the body as an insight into deeper emotional landscapes of their bearer. Here, the images behave as tears do, enunciating visions into deeper narratives of both the protagonists, and the artist. Through this allegorical form, ‘Lachrymal’ searches the vulnerability of loving, of reaching out, holding one’s breath, for moments of solidity in an unstable, liquid world.
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Director, editor: Henry Wolff
Performer, collaborators: Isiah Demiri, Jakob Isaac
Director of Photography: Malcolm Ludgate, Sea Films Pty Ltd
Assistant Director: Eleanor Scicchitano
Colour grade: Peter Hatzipavlis, Final Grade
Production/camera assistant: Mylene Ludgate, Sea Films Pty Ltd
Safety diver: Carey Harmer
In water support: Matthew Carter
Mentors: Amos Gebhardt, David Rosetzky
This project has been supported by the City of Mount Gambier through the Creative Arts Fund, and by the Centre for Projection Art.