Gail Hocking

Passenger - Glimpses of worlds within worlds

Riverside Studio | January - March 2019

New Zealand born, Aldinga based artist Gail Hocking, works with sculpture, installation and digital media. Currently her research seeks to visually translate the connection formed between the body and ‘non-human others’ (eg; environments, objects, machines, animals), in an attempt to speak of shared human and non- human relationships.

Whilst in residence at Sauerbier House, Hocking’s quest was to connect with the Onkaparinga/Ngangkiparingga estuary. Hocking spent many hours in the river listening to and viewing the waters through simple periscopes. Through this process, the artist gained a deep understanding of the sensory and visual rhythms of the river and its effects on the human body.

The resulting exhibition PASSENGER – Glimpses of worlds within worlds reflects through intimate moments, on the overlapping experiences of the artist and the Ngangkiparingga Estuary. Using short video clips, photographic images, sound and installation Hocking invites the audience to contemplate the river through her collective aquatic experiences.

The rhythms of tides
The potential of floods
The heaviness of water
The beauty of refracted light

Exhibition dates: January - March 2019
Exhibition venue: Sauerbier House, 21 Wearing St, Port Noarlunga SA 5167

Image credit: Space between worlds, 2019, periscope, water, air, dimensions variable. Image Sue Fowler.