Screen Space - Christian Thompson HEAT


HEAT is a captivating work and a personal recollection of contemporary Bidjara artist Christian Thompson, visiting the harsh Australian desert landscape with his father.

In Brief

Dates: Nov 12, 2016 - Feb 26, 2017
Venue / Address:
Perth Cultural Centre, Perth

In Detail

Each component of this video triptych contains the face of a young Indigenous woman, representative of a sacred mother-earth, and referencing the seductive and dangerous nature of the Australian landscape.

A new work is screened every two months in this dedicated space for AGWA’s growing filmic acquisitions.

Image credit

Christian Thompson

HEAT 2010 (still)
DVD projection (hard drive master and 4 x photographs in presentation box)
28.9 x 20.6 x 3.5 cm duration: 5:52 min
State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia

Purchased through the TomorrowFund, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011
© Christian Thompson