FAR FROM HERE
2016, Four channel HD video installation, 18mins looped, Four channel sound (Tilman Robinson)
This is a love story.
It’s not a story about a woman and a woman, or two men, or a child and their mother, although it could be all of these things.
This is a love story with a difference.
This is a story about a lover who was left. Abandoned without remorse. Ghosted and left to deal with the bitter consequences. A love story about the triumphant return of the prodigal daughter, about time passing and tide turning, so to speak.
This is a real love story, and it begins now. – Clothilde Bulleen
Read full essay by Clothilde Bulleen Here
For Far From Here, Claire Robertson returns after 26 years to the mining camp, on Martu Country in the Pilbara region, where she spent her early childhood. Capturing uninhabited fly-in fly-out mining camps, empty homes and deserted housing developments, Robertson employs a cinematic approach where the physical setting serves as an outward manifestation of the human psyche. This four channel video installation explores what it means to experience a place at a distance. Examining prevailing colonial relationships to the landscape, Robertson questions ‘Are we really here?’
This project was developed with the help of Next Wave and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council arts funding and advisory body, and Creative Victoria.