Future Now 2014, The Substation Gallery, Newport, Melbourne, Australia
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‘Shift Beneath’ was a site-responsive appropriation of ‘Shift’ (2013), in response to the architecture of a decommissioned electrical substation built at the turn of the twentieth century. Whirring around dozens of pulleys, this line coursed throughout the building's one hundred year old brick foundations, typically concealed from the public. Prohibited to venture beneath, viewers physically crouched at a tunnel threshold, experiencing the frenetic yet meditative flux of this rectilinear spatial surveying. At a single point in its journey, the line pierced the boards of the floor above, extending vertically to touch the building's ceiling, then returning to course and rotate beneath the antiquated architectural mass. Sounds from this haunting yet peaceful hidden installation, were later integrated into a spatial acoustic score which toured Victoria, Australia as part of the annual award exhibition of VCA honours graduates.