ThE END OF THINGS (BOAT, FIRE, FLAG, DRUM)
Horizon: Exploring the West Coast with The Clipperton Project
Fremantle Art Centre
In The End of Things, a drum beats slow time, two coracles are launched, and their inhabitants embark on a journey with an unknown destination. Hand-built and gaudily painted, the two boats bob absurdly against the grey sky. Flags are lowered and raised; a fire is lit; the watchers raise their voices in lament. The atmosphere is at once mournful and ridiculous; absurd actions are undertaken with the utmost solemnity.
This project was the outcome of a residency at Fremantle Arts Centre in 2014.
Photos by Alex Coles