beneath water's skin, future drowns memory
Sound and Sculpture Work by Victoria Pham (2022)
20" minutes, Single Channel video with 2-channel sound
Clay, ceramic, plastic, acrylic paint and shell imprints
March 8 - 31. 2023.
Commissioned by Seventh Gallery, Melbourne
‘beneath water’s skin, future drowns memory,’ is a sound-sculpture installation that explores the intersection of memory, history and the future. As I operate at intersections and between disciplines as a composer, installation artist and archaeological research, this work combines the central aspect of my own practice – sound. For me, sound is the medium that can conjure sensations of joy and nostalgia from memories we have yet to make, and remind us of what could be. Through ‘beneath water’s skin, future drowns memory,’ I seek to ask of myself and of us, what if we were to listen more deeply, listen backwards and listen beneath?
- Words by Victoria Pham
IMAGES OF STILLS FROM FILM and of SCULPTURE: Victoria Pham
IMAGES OF EXHIBITION INSTALLATION: Teagan Ramsay