The Wrong Resources (2016)

HD video projection on wall mounted 16:9 screen with rear stereo sound system | duration 5' 21" | English and German | First shown in Double Blind at First Site Gallery RMIT University 2016

Featuring 
Angus HAMILTON and Rebecca BOWER using the soundtrack from an iChing session conducted by Indira SHANAHAN for Kieran Boland. Music track Two4toolate courtesy of Bucketmen

A discarded reel to reel tape recorder within a waste recycling area plays a woman’s voice speaking in German. A man replays the material for a woman who acts as both his interpreter and counsellor within a dark interior surrounded by plant life. As a result of her accent, he misinterprets her advice to fall back on his “own resources” as the wrong resources—at which point she instigates an iChing session that seems closer to a séance. As she inputs iChing data into a rubber keyboard, the man is transported back to the garbage collection area in which the reel to reel tape recorder was first seen. He uses the same machine to record himself singing as he sits alone at night amongst the recycling material surrounding the garbage bins. The tape recorder malfunctions and he finds himself once again within the interior setting. The woman is unable to provide any further guidance as she is now blind—hence he must follow her original interpretation of the voice on the tape and fall back onto his own resources. After a short interval of 15 seconds, the video projection recommences with the discovery of the discarded tape recorder.


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