The Art Gallery of New South Wales
Fotos taken April 15, 2014…
I keep coming back to this foto. Something wonderful about the grey stone being so large and still on its black pedestal in the background with in the foreground the petit grey-haired woman blurs by on her mobile “black pedestal.” I think “Grey Matter” is a good title. What do you think?
I now present to you this series of fotos of a multi-media installation that greatly moved me. As I turned a corner into a modest sized room, I was immediately stopped by a wall of video monitors, each representing a “head shot” view of a single person. The individual monitors would start with only a few showing the faces. Then more, building up the visual montage. The overwhelmingly touching part was that each of the faces, at their own tempo, their own inflection, were repeating over and over the statement, “I Forgive You.” As I watched, feeling transported to a sacred place, I began to notice that some of the faces had tears running down them. I was particular interested in one woman who seemed to become so vulnerable as repeated the phrase that the tears just flowed like a river. The highlight of my trip to Australia. As you study these fotos, imagine hearing a collage of voices repeating, over and over again, “I Forgive You.”