4K UHD Video, 7 minutes, 2021
Mission Crimps emphasises a restless visual searching and plurality of sonic perspectives. An old telephone exchange, with its colourful wires, metallic switches and exchange circuits, finds itself echoing the configurations of the human mind. In particular, the latent restorative processes that occur in the brain at night, during periods of intense brain activity.
The project also echoes the natural environment. Its networks of watery flows, dendritic spreads of tree branches and dynamic exchange points. The artists propose that both the brain and the natural environment are wired and dynamically re-wired in certain ways. Both systems are exhausted by the overload and constant productivity of late capitalism.
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
Darebin Art Prize (2024); Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2023); Freedom of Sleep, Fondation Fiminco, Paris (2021).
All Sonia Leber & David Chesworth
Fondation Fiminco installation views by Lila Neutre