Nov 2020 – ‘InShadow Film Festival’ PORTUGAL; ‘Moving Body Screendance Festival’ Varna BULGARIA
Fall 2020 – ‘Alternative Film Festival’, short film Best Cinematography Semi Finalist, Toronto CANADA
Aug 2020 – ‘Involving Immersion’, group exhibition, Kunsthalle, Košice SLOVAKIA
July 2020 – ‘Distant Nature’
Knoll Galerie Wien AUSTRIA, Fotograf Gallery Prague CZECH REPUBLIC, MAO / DIG in K13 – Kasarne Kulturpark Košice SLOVAKIA
June 2020 – Honourable mention, Experimental Forum Film Festival, Los Angeles US
2020 Acquired for permanent collection Latrobe Regional Gallery
March 2020 – Adelaide Arts Festival Centre, SA
Jan-Feb 2020 – ‘Moving Pictures’, LaTrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell VIC
Sept 2019 – Arts Mildura, ‘Salt Body’ exhibition, VIC
July 2019 – ‘The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival’, Winton QLD
Performer: Peter Fraser
Video: Vanessa White
Music: Michael Havir and Ania Reynolds
Filmed at Lake Tyrrell, Sea Lake, VIC Australia
“‘Salt Lake’ is a poetic video that visualises and explores our need to engage with and connect to the natural world. As both a part of nature and a witness to nature, our impact is fraught with responsibility for the challenges and dangers of climate change.
‘Salt Lake’ is a mesmerising and haunting cinematic journey into a sublime pearlescent void, following a figure through a seemingly endless, dream-like landscape. Within this lake site, the interplay between performer and camera is choreographed precisely, merging an inner mind-scape with an outer landscape to generate liminal insights, evocatively connecting human perception with the natural environment.”
Filmed at Lake Tyrrell in the Mallee district of Victoria, the lake is formed by a shallow, salt-crusted depression. Land and sky appear to merge as the shallow, lake-water reflects an image of the sky. The lake takes its name from the Wergaia word for ‘sky.’
Last year Vanessa White and I spent two weeks filming at Lake Tyrrell and Pink Lakes Murray Sunset National Park.
This video is the first in a series of work that we created there.
This video draws on the ethereal and intuitive performance traditions of Butoh and Improvisation, in concert with the images of landscape and the environment, to see how the strangeness and the reformulation of the body in motion can be made to perform and narrate meaning.