Opening 24.09.14 6-8pm
Artist Talks 16.10.14 6-7pm
40:01 is a story of a man visited by images. Between his routine existence, his mind is bombarded with snippets of times and places unknown to him. Slowly and agonizingly he begins to assemble them, thinking them glimpses of history. After a restless night, he drags a coworker into his masterpiece, a flawless recollection of all that ever was.
Constructed from Creative Commons and Public Domain media, 40:01 is a story that examines the fallibility of the human memory its relation to the malleability of history. By engaging in a process of constructing a story from disparate sources, 40:01 is akin to the processes underlying history and its potential for distortion. The function of the work is to foster mistrust in its viewers.
David Greenhalgh is a Sydney-based visual artist and writer. An interest in language informs his artistic practice, a practice that takes the form of video and audio collage that aims to blur the line between reality and fiction in an attempt to foster mistrust in his viewers.