1 March -
6 April 2024
Gertrude Glasshouse44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood
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.