Henry Wolff

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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‘Lachrymal’, 2022, multi-channel moving image, duration 6min 36sec.

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. 

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