Laurent Grasso OTTO runway conversations
Laurent Grasso, OTTO, 2018 HD video. Installation view (2018) at Carriageworks for the 21st Biennale of Sydney. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artist; Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong and Shanghai; Sean Kelly Gallery, New York; and Galerie Perrotin, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo


George Tjungurrayi Runway Conversations
George Tjungurrayi (Left to right:) Untitled, 2015 (detail), acrylic on linen, 244 x 183 cm. Private collection. Untitled, 2017 (detail), acrylic on linen, 122 x 153 cm. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at Carriageworks. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artist and Utopia Art Sydney.

(to create frequencies)

earth moves wavering uncertainty colour
undulates and shifts in opposition to all
we hold to be true the truest fact the stable
ground will outlast us touch these parts
ancient land feel the others knowing
who was here before visitors think it untouched
patterns nobody else has known the quiet
a kind nobody else has heard what could
this sound look like i am so much less
than a mountain but still we are of it


Semiconductor Earthworks, 2016 Runway Conversations
Semiconductor, Earthworks, 2016. Five-channel computer generated animation with four-channel surround sound 11:20 mins. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at Carriageworks. Photograph: silversalt photography. Courtesy the artists.


(love that rests as potentiality emerges)

once realised and fully seen these eyes
have looked like two idiots reaching out
in space across and beyond everything
insurmountable not sure why people reach
out to me perhaps I’m the one reaching first
arms outstretched in case this time coalescence
which must be let in even knowing it will fade
away like everything does so beautifully
how else to make sense of this and the world
in a beautiful way just hanging on for
final moment of dissolve into pure beauty

Eija-Liisa Ahtila POTENTIALITY FOR LOVE – MAHDOLLINEN RAKKAUS, 2018 Runway Conversations
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, POTENTIALITY FOR LOVE – MAHDOLLINEN RAKKAUS, 2018. Installation view of the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Photograph: silversalt photography.


Susie Anderson

Susie is a writer based in Sydney. Her practice is concerned with the distances between place, people and culture, themes she explores through poetry and non-fiction. ‘connecting: 21st Biennale of Sydney’ continues her four-part series of responses to ‘SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement’.


‘SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement’the 21st Biennale of Sydney presents at seven Sydney museums, galleries and non-traditional exhibition spaces: Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW), Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), Sydney Opera House and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.



feeling: 21st Biennale of Sydney

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