Thin Places 1 | Cynthia Schwertsik
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Category
Performance Art, Public Art, Visual Art
About This Project

Landscape Stories – Mutton Cove, by OSCA

was on show 2018 at FONTANELLE Gallery in Port Adelaide

Public intervention in collaboration with Photograper Jennifer Hofmann on the Le Fevre Peninsular 2018

HD Video & still photographs

What is a Thin Place?  The ancient pagan Celts, and later, Christians, used the term to describe mesmerizing places. Heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in thin places that distance is even shorter.

We investegated this Thin Place through some of our typical cultural balast such as costumes and chairs. The chair is a symbol of cultural heritage that we carry with us, both as a burden and a commodity. It elevates and in doing so, creates an ungrounded distance. At Mutton Cove we traverse this distance, aware of being merely observers in this beautiful lonely place.