Surface To Air          
2015 - 2016

Medium: Recording, Installation
Documentation: Stanislava Pinchuk (Sept 2015)

This piece was composed to accompany the 2015 solo exhibition Surface To Air by artist Stansilava Pinchuk charting the Ukrainian civil war and the way the conflict sits between the ground and sky. A nod to STA missiles, the title also hints at a private experience of war, coming up for breath in resilience. 

This work (played on loop in the exhibition) references a beating, flickering eternal flame in a WWII memorial in Kharkov, Ukraine - Pinchuk’s home town. It sits above a killing field, where it is said that upon discovery, the earth was still moving with prisoners of war still buried alive, echoing a collective heartbeat through the forest air.

Artwork by Stanislava Pinchuk
Collaboration premiered at Karen Woodbury Gallery


This project links multiple places I have come to call home since leaving Tasmania. Recorded in Brooklyn then mixed in Vancouver BC, the record was cut on my lathe back in NYC and hand delivered to Melbourne for the exhibition opening.

Images c/o Stanislava Pinchuk

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