21 August – 7 September, 2013
Cash Crop Camp Circle
Cash Crop Camp Circle reflects passing time, through patterns of work and leisure, trade relationships and materials. Bunnings sells handmade things like bamboo laundry baskets mass-produced in camel coloured plastic but somebody made it, somewhere, and it took some time. Similarly, patterns appearing in fields of barley outside Stonehenge could be a message from extra-terrestrial lifeforms. They could be colossal energy above the earth zapped towards the ground. Or, they could be just a hoax made with endless hours of free volunteer labour.
Cash Crop Camp Circle subtly highlights the idiosyncrasies, global trade routes and mysteries we often don’t think about when we look at materials and when we look at art. In seeking out and drawing attention to broader histories and mythologies of materials, is it possible to sense political and geographic boundaries in more intimate and tactile ways? The project is exhibited across two spaces at Seventh: the Workers Club window and the project space.
This project has been supported by the City of Yarra.