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Ruth Höflich
The Flood

Ruth Höflich, The Flood (analogue set photography), 2023. Photo by Damien Laing
Ruth Höflich, The Flood (analogue set photography), 2023. Photo by Damien Laing

1 March -
6 April 2024

Gertrude Glasshouse

44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

Opening event:
Friday 1 March, 6 – 8pm

Exhibited as part of PHOTO 2024 International Festival of Photography, Ruth Höflich's The Flood will present a new single-channel moving image work that addresses the experience of ecological disquiet alongside an interrogation of image-making itself and how image-saturation still struggles to capture intangible registers of scale.

Dissociating from original or archival photographic records of a historical incident that occurred in northern Germany in the 1960s, the work focuses on a seminal instance of heightened perception and collides the experience with a series of seemingly disparate contemporary settings.

The Flood is an Affect Fires production with assistant directing by Beth Maslen, cinematography by Kate Meakin, sound recoding by Andrew Wilson and photography by Damien Laing. Cast includes Rebecca Jensen, Clara Joyce, Tara Stubley, Kalinda Vary and Vicky Weymouth. Filmed on location in Naarm Melbourne on unceded Wurundjeri country. Frieze, a new text by by H.A. Halpert, accompanies the exhibition. 

Public Program
The Flood, set photography by Damien Laing, 2024.

In Conversation: Ruth Höflich and Mark Feary

Artist TalkSaturday 2 March, 4amGertrude Glasshouse

Join artist Ruth Höflich and Artistic Director Mark Feary on Saturday 2 March at 3pm on the opening day of the exhibition, as they discuss The Flood at Gertrude Glasshouse.

This program is presented in partnership with PHOTO 2024.

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Essay
The Flood, set photography by Damien Laing, 2024.

       Frieze

Inside the back building, fantastic hot spots hung before her without lighting the darkness. An afterimage like magic, a light in the darkness that made everything darker.

By H. A. Halpert

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Gertrude Glasshouse is generously supported by Michael Schwarz and David Clouston.

The 2024 Gertrude Glasshouse Program is supported by the City of Yarra.

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Gertrude Contemporary

Wurundjeri Country
21-31 High Street
Preston South VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm

Gertrude Glasshouse

Wurundjeri Country
44 Glasshouse Road
Collingwood VIC
Melbourne, Australia

Opening hours:
Thursday–Saturday 12–5pm