installation view. galerie pompom. photographic documentation by Jessica Maurer
(no) vacancy (2017)
exhibited at galerie pompom in sydney, may 2017
single-channel 4k video (34 minutes, 38 seconds) with soundtrack
cinematography by alex mcggovern
music composed by andrew mclellan
(no) vacancy is a video work produced in response to a self-directed residency in remote western queensland. drawing on tropes of the gothic novel and employing tactics seen in australian gothic cinema, the work enlists the barren desert landscape as the unfathomable menace to the human psyche.
essay by simone hine and kyle weise: (no) vacancy - jarrod van der ryken