I am a video and installation artist from a small beach town in Australia called Inverloch. I studied Fine Art in Melbourne before moving to Berlin in 2010. Living by the beach surrounded by rolling hills and space to roam has shaped the way I see the world, days of staring at distant horizons anticipating what lies beyond has given me an inner yearning for adventure. I am quite restless and curious and I go where my instincts take me.
The horizon as utopia is a theme that has reoccurred in my artwork for years. I am interested in the horizon as an unreachable destination upon which we project our dreams. A place of anticipation, and of in-betweenness. The film from which this still is taken was taken on a cold day in winter in my home town. My sister and her now husband drove the boat – so the invisible in this image is a picture of family and collaboration – freezing on a boat to help me make an artwork. Sometimes the people we surround ourselves with are so important in shaping the dreams we have when we are staring into space. The artwork was originally shown on a Super8 projector as a loop – with the film looping around the room as a sculptural element. It is an exploration of anticipation and disappointment – that the journey is often better than the destination and should be treasured and enjoyed.