RIS ID

90519

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Bunt, B. A line made by walking and assembling bits and pieces of the bodywork of illegally dumped cars found at the edge of roads and tracks in the Illawarra escarpment. Australian Research Council ARC Linkage project Curating Cities, Online Database, 2013,

Abstract

To reflect on the Illawarra culture of dumping rubbish in the local escarpment bush.

To reflect on the limited capacity of art to effectively intervene in the culture of dumping – perhaps only through doubling and complicity is anything possible?

To remediate Land Art traditions by intervening not in nature itself, but in a layer of impure addition and by deliberately avoiding the grand scale of 60’s US Land Art. The work also plays homage to the cutting works of Gordon Matta-Clark

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Curating Cities – a database of eco public art

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