Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Chris Retallick

Cultural Herd
plastic & foam
night photo: Lisa Hogben

Chris has a Bachelor of Visual Arts Education form UNSW and a background in prop and set building. His installation sees a herd of diverse cultures being shepherded across fields driven by machines. The herd may exceed thousands in number. They arrived at Undercliff pristine and white yet throughout the months of the exhibition with some interbreeding and exposure to different climes they became a mottled bunch of individuals. Quite poetic!