Outsourced, 2011

Moving image 1min on plasma

Images courtesy of the artist

BUS Projects, Melbourne, Australia

Group show: Five Artists One Role, 2011

Anna Miller-Yeoman
Aaron Cooper
Will Heathcote
Laura Whitfield
Ben Taranto

Outsourced captures the movements of a young seal engaging with the surrounding pier structure. I was interested in how the animal repeatedly mimicked the form of the pylons of Rye pier, its adopted environment in Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne. In line with the theme of the exhibition, I placed a large roll of brown paper beneath the sea under the pier for one month in the lead up to the exhibition. When I went to retrieve the outsourced artwork it had been removed in a local cleanup.