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Title

Salt lines: play it as it sounds

2015-2016


Artist

Lauren Brincat

Australia

1980 -


About

'Salt Lines: play it as it sounds' (2015–16), is an epic sculptural instrument fashioned from sailcloth, which is continually reconfigured in allusion to shifting tidal currents. The expansion and contraction of the object evokes the ebb and flow of the world ocean according to tides and currents, and perhaps also – given the explicit labour of its rearrangement – the impact of human behaviour on this vast shared resource, particularly the rise of sea levels due to climate change. The bespoke woollen hand grips (known as 'sallys' in the field of sailing), allude to the task of marine navigation, while the custom-made church bell ropes frame the subtle sonic effects produced by manoeuvring the sailcloth as musical in their own way.


Details


Date

2015-2016


Materials used

sail cloth, church bell ropes, brass, performed maintenance action


Dimensions

display dimensions variable


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Viktoria Marinov Bequest Fund 2016


Location

Not on display


Accession number

371.2016.a-d


Artist information

Lauren Brincat

Works in the collection

3


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history