Coalface 4

"Coalface 4" Video 2:00 Alison Clouston and Boyd. Coalface 4 at Cross Art Projects, Sydney.

Video filmed at the National Day of Climate Action, Sydney 22/2/2020. Sound recorded at the action and Bimblebox Nature Refuge (now under threat of coal mining) in the Galilee Basin, Queensland.

"Alison Clouston’s Coalface death mask (2020) in Particulate Matter belongs to a set of her works that double as performance costumes with Extinction Rebellion or at mass climate emergency rallies, debuting at National Day of Action, Sydney Town Hall (22 February 2020). In collaboration with composer Boyd’s soundscapes, Clouston links the ‘social situations’ of street protest to immersive ‘social archives’ of deep, even geological time, or cyclical time experienced in a gallery installation." From the catalogue essay by Jo Holder and Djon Mundine OAM. Read the whole essay here.

Particulate Matter: a fossil fuelled future?  Cross Art Projects 6 March - 2 May 2020

Alison Clouston & Boyd, Jacky Green, Fiona MacDonald, Iltja Ntjarra ArtIsts: Benita Clements, Ricky Connick, Selma Coulthard, Vanessa Inkamaia, Gloria Pannka, Mervyn Rubuntja, Hilary Wirri, Betty Namatjira Wheeler

Article by Tracey Clement in Art Guide - Crisis management in interesting times 

Carrie Kibbler from Hazelhurst Reional Gallery talks to Alison Clouston and Boyd