This camera follows a miner through an industrial space into the salt encrusted abandoned collapsing and forgotten tunnels of a 17th century salt mine in Poland that hadn’t been entered for over 100 years. Onsite sound recordings from the mine are overlaid with actual sound of water dripping onto the bunker floor in Cockatoo Island Sydney.
Thanks to Director Wieliczka Salt Mine for allowing us to film in the restricted areas of the mine. Australian Embassy, Warsaw Poland.
Thanks also to Margaret Seymour, Lisa Jones, Claire Taylor, Sydney Harbour Trust. Download the catalogue.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body. The installation of the project on Cockatoo Island has been assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW, an agency of the New South Wales Government and supported by the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy, an initiative of the Australian State and Territory Governments. The program is administered by the National Associaltion of Visual Arts (NAVA).
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body.