MATTHEW BRADLEY | A FOREST OF LIGHTNING

MATTHEW BRADLEY
FOREST OF LIGHTNING
AUSTRALIAN EXPERIMENTAL ART FOUNDATION

2016

EXHIBITION TEXTS

In A Forest of Lightning Matthew Bradley presented an installation of sculptural works that combined organic and inorganic matters with discarded bits of domestic appliances and urban infrastructure. This immersive environment registers a series of interconnections between the natural world and the infrastructure of civilisation.

This project furthers Bradley's investigations into the human relationship with the natural world, civilisation's exposure to entropy and the ingenuity born of the instinct for survival.

The light pole was found at -34.931031, 138.578686, beneath the Hilton Bridge. The space beneath the bridge is in a narrow margin - between the Westernmost edge of the parklands which encircle Adelaide's CBD, and the beginning of the Western suburbs. The partially buried pole was excavated and moved to the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. At the end of the exhibition it was returned and placed back in the exact position in which it was found.

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