Inside Out, 2016.
Inside Out is framed around sensory experiences with investigations motivated by experimental approaches. History is transferred back into the site through an exchange between the site and its history which informs the materials I work with. This project was inspired by the natural history of site, a time when eucalyptus trees (Eucalyptus globulus) grew plentiful, long before Fitzroy was a bustling suburb. Eucalyptus trees are endemic throughout Victoria and its scent is quite distinct, a sensorial reference has been noted by many people on arrival outside the Melbourne airport.
An existing wall in the Project Space wasreplicated for Inside Out. A four-metre-high wall was constructed to conceal the operational apparatus. Every 20 minutesa vent billowed cool air infused with the scent of eucalyptus into the roomduring 5 minute intervals.
This project tested externalelements such as, temperature, olfactory and touch in an internal environment. Visitors actively engaged through their sense as they discovered their own meaning through associations, memories and imagination. Through setting up this quiet, contemplative environment visitors could develop a heightened awareness through their sensory experiences and become more aware of those associations.