In Search of the Inland Sea



In 1829-30 the explorer Charles Sturt and his party hauled a whaling boat over the mountains to sail downstream along the Murrumbidgee River to the Murray in search of an imaginary inland sea. Beginning in Sydney, the artists made a (miniature - paper) whaling boat to take along Sturt's trail, the boat acting as a transportation/transformation device for their journey into memory and imagination. Making paper boats with found material along the way, and then with videos and soundtracks, they updated Sturt's journey as a performative media event for the 21st century. Three soundtracks, three scenes and a pile of paper boats.


Left Panel

On the Road after Mad Max
(Chris Caines Never)

Central Panel

Making Paper Boats after Charles Sturt Journal Volume 2
with Solange Kershaw and Damian Castaldi (Sodacake)
H2O (for cello and 4 dripping taps)
Right Panel
The Host

Searching with paper boats after the Host

Google Earth Photos   On the road in Search of the Inland Sea   Flickr .   Exhibition photos