18th August – 2nd September
The transience of water is a recurring theme in Base’s work, examining water’s fluidity, its frozen form and its absence. The Waterfall video presents local fountains, filmed in slow motion, monochrome, and screened through an overlay of cracked glass. Emphasizing notions of voyage and return, molten shapes rise and fall, sinuously building into identifiable forms, then with a calm rhythm gradually breaking down and transforming into new familiar visions. The use of shattered glass as a veneer is a common thread, connecting previous projects. It distorts the images, adding fragility, and an otherworldly eeriness, while referencing a cracked Australian landscape.
(This video was originally screened in September 2015 at Cascade Gallery in Kehl, Germany, in collaboration with German sound artist, Michael Vierling, who composed an electro-percussive soundscape as a live performance.)