1 Feb–30 Apr 2021
Pascale Bardos, Eight, 2021, digital moving image, 35:28 min. Courtesy of the artist.
The artist would like to thank Kathy Bardos.
What does it mean
to watch the changing of the light?
To be still enough
for long enough
to bear witness to the Earth
circling the Sun.
All that wildfire
into something soft.
No focal point no land
just bright air breaking over us.
I can taste the sea – endlessly watching.
A forever moment
between this self and everything else.
Feel the cliff become edgeless.
Till there is no between.
And we too are the splendour.
Find your breath.
Hover there drink the light.
Bridie Lunney, 2021.
Blindside Satellite programs are presented online and onsite at the gallery and on public screens at Bunjil Place, Narre Warren; Harmony Square, Dandenong; Liverpool, Sydney and Beenleigh, Queensland.
This program takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded - this land is stolen land. We pay respects to Wurundjeri Elders, past, present and emerging, to the Elders from other communities and to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who might encounter or participate in the program.
Pascale Bardos’ practice is characterised by a dualism in which empirical research and intuition coexist- developed through her enquiry of sensation and experience. Bardos investigates properties of matter (lightness, translucence, fluidity) and physical phenomena (reflection, perspective, balance) to form her methodologies. Creating installations, immersive environments and sculptures, she orchestrates a sensory experience of her surroundings allowing the physical properties of space, colour and light to guide the final work.
Bridie Lunney combines practices of large-scale architectural interventions, sculpture and durational performance. Bridie acknowledges the body as a conduit between our psychological selves and the physical world. Recent projects include Temporal Proximities, Magdalene Laundries at Abbotsford Convent, 2019; From Will to Form, TarraWarra Biennial, New Histories at Bendigo Art Gallery, 2018; Fold for Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, Federation Square, 2017; An Imprecise Science Artspace, Sydney, 2015; This Endless Becoming for Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, 2014. She is a Lecturer in Sculpture at the National Art School, Sydney.