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Lyndal Jones: Up to and including...Deep Water/Aqua Profunda

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA)


05 Dec 2001 to 28 Jan 2002

Curator: Vivienne Webb

About the exhibition

Lyndal Jones: Up to and including…Deep Water/Aqua Profunda investigated Jones’ practice over 25 years. The exhibition established a narrative that led to Jones’ commission as the Australian representative at the Venice Biennale, 2001. Jones created the work Deep Water/Aqua Profunda, presented in the Australian pavilion from June to November 2001.

Jones was born in Sydney. Her practice encompasses performance, installation, sound, and the still and moving image. Working with diverse material, Jones stacks layer upon layer to create environments that evoke the complexity and potential of an extended moment in time. The interactive spaces that Jones creates are all encompassing, forcing the viewer to engage and interpret her knowledge of visual art, theatre, dance and movement.

Combining footage shot in Venice and on Sydney Harbour, Deep Water/Aqua Profunda is a three-channel digital video installation which blends a collage of voices with multi-faceted layers of sounds and images. Other featured works included The Prediction Pieces (1981-91), which forms part of the MCA’s Contemporary Art Archive.

Deep Water/Aqua Profunda was commissioned for the Venice Biennale by the Australia Council for the Arts.

Tour itinerary

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia, WA: 8 February – 31 March 2002