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Earth Projects: Haines and Hinterding's 'Geology'

Journal Article


Abstract


  • What happens when the earth is no longer trustworthy? When the very ground we stand on transforms into a living being? In Canterbury, New Zealand, in September 2010, the earth gave one of its necessary shudders. Solid became liquid, known environments mutated and a syntax of rupture emerged. The quake caused widespread damage and set off a sequence of more than 20,000 aftershocks, including one in February 2011 that resulted in the deaths of 185 people. Amid the early sequence of aftershocks, Australian artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding visited the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū and collected electromagnetic field recordings from inside the gallery. As the earth settled into patterns of movement, Haines and Hinterding tracked bodies and energies in space.

Authors


  •   Ballard, Susan (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Ballard, S. "Earth Projects: Haines and Hinterding's 'Geology'." Art and Australia 3 .54.2 Unnaturalism (2018): 20-27.

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 20

End Page


  • 27

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 54.2 Unnaturalism

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • What happens when the earth is no longer trustworthy? When the very ground we stand on transforms into a living being? In Canterbury, New Zealand, in September 2010, the earth gave one of its necessary shudders. Solid became liquid, known environments mutated and a syntax of rupture emerged. The quake caused widespread damage and set off a sequence of more than 20,000 aftershocks, including one in February 2011 that resulted in the deaths of 185 people. Amid the early sequence of aftershocks, Australian artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding visited the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū and collected electromagnetic field recordings from inside the gallery. As the earth settled into patterns of movement, Haines and Hinterding tracked bodies and energies in space.

Authors


  •   Ballard, Susan (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Ballard, S. "Earth Projects: Haines and Hinterding's 'Geology'." Art and Australia 3 .54.2 Unnaturalism (2018): 20-27.

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 20

End Page


  • 27

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 54.2 Unnaturalism

Place Of Publication


  • Australia