Shaping Canberra

Left Foot First
Left Foot First, Video installation, UK Frederick 2013

18 September-19 October, 2013  School of Art Gallery, ANU

Shaping Canberra was an exhibition curated by Ruth Hingston as part of the 2013 Canberra Centenary celebrations. A number of Canberra artists were invited to create work reflecting the lived experience of Canberra as a place, home and capital on the basis of an investigation of material in Canberra collections and archives. The artists’ own experiences and sense of place have directed their archival research, and material from the archival record has enabled their ideas to flourish into fresh new work. For the show I produced a short video piece entitled Left Foot First, which explores the site of the Honeysuckle Creek space tracking station, which enabled the first moonwalk to be televised to the world.

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