Mega Fauna Sightings in Alice Springs
by Joseph Burgess
OPENING NIGHT: Thursday 14th September, 6:30pm
Works will continue to be on display at the Vibrato Bar evening events on 15th & 16th September at WTS
Mega Fauna Sightings in Alice Springs (Pop up Exhibition) is a video installation comprising the stop motion animated Australian Mega Fauna Project’s series of time based art events in Alice Springs during 2015. The project celebrates the lost mega fauna of the region and reconsiders the narrative of the sacred sites through a series of Polaroid images and an anthroposophical lens. The chord of the work is playing on the magic reality locked into the landscape and the rich natural history of the region. The key piece “Locked in a Room with a Tasmanian Tiger” references an infamous work by Joseph Bueys with a uniquely Alice Springs quirk.
Mega Fauna Sightings in Alice Springs was a project funded with a generous grant through Arts NT in 2015. The project involved a collaboration with students from Centralian Middle School, Centralian Senior College, and Charles Darwin University. Many thanks to traditional custodian Doris Stuart, organisers of Desert Festival, Watch This Space, MAGNT, Alice Springs City Council, and Alice Plaza.