Valley of Laguz
23 Sep–10 Oct 2020
Valley of Laguz is Melbourne based artist Jesse Boyd-Reid’s personal exploration of place. This video work explores a bend in a creek that is held sacred in his family mythology. Whilst under COVID-19 lockdown the artist’s family re-stage historical family experiences exploring ritual, belonging and ceremony.
Greek philosopher Heraclitus said that one cannot step into the same river twice, for a river, like all of life, is in a constant state of flux. In this video work the artist’s family return in a ritualised homecoming that is a meditation on the forces of life beyond those of our collective selves.
Valley of Laguz is Melbourne based artist Jesse Boyd-Reid’s personal exploration of place.
Supported by the City of Melbourne COVID-19 Arts Grants.
Jesse Boyd-Reid is a Melbourne based contemporary artist working photographically to explore notions of intimacy, family and connection. Jesse grew up in northern New South Wales, before completing his undergraduate degree in Fine Arts (Photography) at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. In 2018 he was awarded the Lionel Gell Scholarship for Artistic Excellence and was accepted into the Arctic Trust’s residency program in Svalbard, Norway in 2019. Jesse is currently in the Honours program at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne.