What do we expect when we see a time bomb counting down on the cinema screen? We know that it will be disarmed at the very peak of suspense, just as it is about to explode.¨But what if the bomb could go off at any time during the film...at random? ...a matter of time, by Melbourne artist Brendan Lee, deconstructed the language of action films through the use of random selection, film artifacts and cinematic references.¨Elements of the movie Speed were littered throughout ...a matter of time. Bomb disposal experts, laser guides, elevator shafts, and office lobbies all featured in an explosive multimedia installation in the Front Gallery at Gertrude Contemporary.
Catalogue text by Jo Scicluna