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This time tomorrow: Tempelhof



Lauren Brincat


1980 -


'This time tomorrow: Tempelhof' belongs to an ongoing series of performances-for-video produced by Brincat since 2009, which show the artist marking out paths through different environments, from a lush empty field to a chaotic urban expressway. These simple propositions, performed with pragmatism, hark back to the instructional scores and minimal movement language of the sixties interdisciplinary avant-garde. Walking is framed as both an expanded act of drawing and as psychosocial mapping, which always culminates with Brincat's disappearance beyond the limits of the camera's view.

'This time tomorrow' documents Brincat walking in a straight line down an airport tarmac, a gesture that plays the limits of the body against those of technology. Her pace and scale are in stark contrast to the vastness of the tarmac and the speed evoked by the skid marks that surround her. Although the action is highly reduced, the title of the work introduces an emotional dimension, alluding to the longing produced by homesickness and the alienating effects of distance, even in an era when the globe can be traversed overnight.




Materials used

single channel digital video, colour, silent, plywood


AP1 of 3 + 2 AP


duration: 00:05:20 min, aspect ratio: 16:9

Signature & date

Signed l.c. certificate of authenticity, black fibre-tipped pen "L. Brincat.". Not dated.


Gift of the artist 2016. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Lauren Brincat

Works in the collection


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 4 publications


Blair French., Column 10, 'There is nothing like performance. Everything is like performance.', Sydney, 2012, 70, 119 (colour illus.).

Beatrice Gralton, The Guide. 20'th Biennale of Sydney: The future is already here- it's just not evenly distributed, 'Lauren Brincat', pg. 242-243, Sydney, 2016, 242 (colour illus., video still), 243. exhibition program

Kim Machan, LANDSEASKY: revisiting spatiality in video art, 'Introduction', pg. 9-13, Brisbane, 2015, 11, 62-63 (colour illus.). <>

Stephanie Rosenthal (Editor), 20th Biennale of Sydney: The future is already here - it's just not evenly distributed, Australia, 2016, 310 (colour illus., video still). exhibition catalogue