4K UHD Video, 7 minutes, 2021
Mission Crimps presents a scenario that is audible as much as visible, emphasising the non-singularity of what we are seeing. An old telephone exchange, with its threaded cables, switches and exchange circuits, finds itself echoing the subconscious calibrations and configurations of the human mind, particularly the latent restorative processes that occur in the brain at night, during periods of intense brain activity. The project also echoes the natural environment, with its systems of watery flows, dendritic spreads of tree branches, mountainous networks and dynamic exchange points. With Mission Crimps we come to understand that the human brain and the natural environment are wired and dynamically re-wired in certain ways.
Filming, editing and sound design: Sonia Leber & David Chesworth
Colour grading: Peter Hatzipavlis
The artists acknowledge the support of commissioning curator Anabelle Lacroix and the team at Fondation Fiminco in Paris; the National Communications Museum in Melbourne; and the School of Art at RMIT University in Melbourne
Commissioned for Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, Paris (2021)
All Sonia Leber & David Chesworth
Fondation Fiminco installation views by Lila Neutre