WA 1828-1988: A Luminary Series of Records Played in Parallel

WA 1828-1988: A Luminary Series of Records Played in Parallel is commissioned projection work created by West Australian artists Sohan Ariel Hayes and Benjamin Forster during an four-week residency in the State Records Office of Western Australia.

Passers-by experienced thousands of unique and thought-provoking records abruptly unfolding from the architectural facades of the Perth Cultural Centre in April-May 2012.

This “expanded cinema” work is constructed utilising a diverse series of documents sourced from the State Records Office, on a range of subjects from the political, through to the bizarre and everyday. Examining the archives both aleatorically and through constructed narratives, this new work questions how WA citizens understand themselves and their State in the light of history.

The work ran nightly from April 26 – May 13 2012 in the Perth Cultural Centre.

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