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La Nina – Erica Seccombe

Erica Seccombe
Video - Bundanon, NSW, Australia, 2022

La Nina, 2022 addresses Seccombe's blindness, as a person of settler colonial heritage, to First Nations' knowledge systems and their significance, encouraging us to pause, listen and look.

La Nina

La Nina, 2022 grew out of Planting new perspectives, a project investigating the concept of ‘plant blindness’. This term describes a condition whereby society fails to acknowledge the vital role plants have, not only in the biosphere, but also in our cultural and spiritual lives.

La Nina, 2022 addresses Seccombe’s blindness, as a person of settler colonial heritage, to First Nations’ knowledge systems and their significance, encouraging us to pause, listen and look. It is an invitation to share an experience of Bundanon, and a starting point for deeper reflection on its past, present and future. Bundanon’s annual presentation of environmental research projects and public programs has a decade-long history.

In 2022, Siteworks is presenting a family of projects that draw on climate research, critical thinking through contemporary art, creative digital spaces, and Indigenous knowledge and technologies.

Erica Seccombe

Erica Seccombe is a visual artist based in the Canberra region, living in semi-rural NSW. Her interdisciplinary arts practice spans from traditional lens-based imaging, print media and drawing to experimental digital platforms using frontier scientific visualisation software. A continuing theme arising in her work is the complex human relationships we have with nature and our natural environments, whether through social, cultural or technological factors. Erica’s practice articulates ways to position her own experience and concerns as an artist living at this time of uncertainty where human activity has had a dominant influence on the environment and climate.

Bundanon’s annual presentation of environmental research projects and public programs has a decade-long history. In 2022, Siteworks is presenting a family of projects that draw on climate research, critical thinking through contemporary art, creative digital spaces, and Indigenous knowledge and technologies.

The starting point for Siteworks 2022 is the concept of the weather report, borrowed to map both environmental and emotional spaces, and chronicle internal and external landscapes. This expansive program includes a new exhibition, outdoor installations, a laboratorium space for workshops and performances, as well as talks and events over weekends throughout the season. Siteworks 2022 posits the artist as a kind of weather balloon, capturing a collection of reports on our place and our time.

Commissioned by Bundanon; part of the weather station in Bundanon, NSW, Australia

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