‘Nature Morte’ is an immersive new video installation by Shae Rooke and Jess Wilson for upcoming video art festival, West Projections 19-18th August 2019.
When Bar Josephine was in the process of building the toilets and backyard, they found some bones….
Large bones and horse shoes, broken scales and a newspaper from 1988 hidden under some floor boards. These items are now scattered around the bar reflecting the history of the building through the memories embedded within these curious objects. Built on layers of history, the building and its surrounds have been home to many people, businesses and experiences, including the artists. Much as neighborhoods develop and change, ‘Nature Morte’ becomes an animated self portrait of the places that Rooke and Dubblu now call home.
‘Nature Morte’ is a video work using found objects and animation with aesthetics inspired by 17th Centurey Vanitas paintings and colour separation filming techniques. ‘Nature Morte’ attempts to merge local histories and a sense of home into a morphing cabinet of curiosity that constantly changes and is fluid in its varied potential interpretations.