Reconstructions Submission

 

Containers in Situ after the earthquakes from February 2011, Christchurch New Zealand 

  Proposed Installation - Boulder, Shipping container, 590 x 235 x 239 cm & Variable 2013 - 2018   Paul Handley's photographic and object based works deal with containment and the destruction of landscape via natural forces. The menace of the boulder is evident and highlighted via suspension. The placement of the container reinforces it's spatial dynamic and is alien and foreign within the landscape/space. The authenticity of the boulder comes into play and is questioned. The accompanying documented image narrates a precarious and hazardous scape, with the containers acting as barriers and a demonstrated human intervention against potential damage. The viewer is complicit in the foreboding blows of a disintegrating cliff face, as well as the suggested movement and flux of motion and a violent force. The objects are a treatise of the random and diabolical force of nature. Perdition becomes realised.

Proposed Installation - Boulder, Shipping container, 590 x 235 x 239 cm & Variable 2013 - 2018

Paul Handley's photographic and object based works deal with containment and the destruction of landscape via natural forces. The menace of the boulder is evident and highlighted via suspension. The placement of the container reinforces it's spatial dynamic and is alien and foreign within the landscape/space. The authenticity of the boulder comes into play and is questioned. The accompanying documented image narrates a precarious and hazardous scape, with the containers acting as barriers and a demonstrated human intervention against potential damage. The viewer is complicit in the foreboding blows of a disintegrating cliff face, as well as the suggested movement and flux of motion and a violent force. The objects are a treatise of the random and diabolical force of nature. Perdition becomes realised.

  Contain, Wallpaper Pigment print, 220 cm x 420 cm, 2013 - 2018

Contain, Wallpaper Pigment print, 220 cm x 420 cm, 2013 - 2018

  Containers in Sumner Christchurch New Zealand 2011

Containers in Sumner Christchurch New Zealand 2011

  Containers in Sumner Christchurch New Zealand 2011

Containers in Sumner Christchurch New Zealand 2011

  Christchurch, New Zealand 2011

Christchurch, New Zealand 2011

  Christchurch, New Zealand 2011

Christchurch, New Zealand 2011

  Christchurch, New Zealand 2011

Christchurch, New Zealand 2011

  Rock fall, Sumner Christchurch, February 2011

Rock fall, Sumner Christchurch, February 2011

  Rock Fall, Sumner Christchurch 2011

Rock Fall, Sumner Christchurch 2011