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Line & Pulley Installation throughout Victorian College of the Arts warehouse studio rafters.
Winner of National Gallery of Victoria Award, 2013
Shift’ was huge multi-level string and pulley work installed throughout the steel rafter-space of a four thousand square meter warehouse. This two-kilometer line neurotically wrapped itself around one hundred hand-turned custom pulleys, throughout the heady industrial beams. Rectilinearly piercing space, the subtle dynamic system surreptitiously coursed overhead, before viewers realized it pervasively permeated everywhere. This closed circuit traversed different building floors, passing through the floor to ‘touch’ the ground at one point, anchoring the complex interweaved system akin to an electrical earth. This sculptural iteration of a drawing line was architecturally far-reaching, activating an immense empty volume that usually suspends unnoticed.