Notation III: Flow Wall

Rachel Walls (Artist), Rachael Priddel (Artist), Roger Mills (Artist), Chris Bowman (Artist), Anita Kelly (Artist), Holger Deuter (Artist), Jason Benedek (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Original - Visual art works


Notation III explores the liminal surface of the river, the tension and the acceptance both of the turning and resistance of its nature. It gives significant recognition to the Lane Cove River as a place of life and of decay, and a place of solace for urban dwellers - a space of nature preserved in Sydney's suburban North Shore.

Rivers are in many ways central to the ‘design’ of where and how we live. Major cities rise where rivers flow. They grant a bounty of resource that sustains life. The Lane Cove River seems rather quiet these days – nice for a bushwalk - but the shells you find on the riverbanks speak to the wealth of sustenance that the river has provided over time. Our way of living has changed, and our relationship to the river is different. But the river is still full of life.

At what point did we stop seeing it? The river gives us the city, and the city erases the river.

As an artist, I want to and bring focus to these lost connections. I want to celebrate the idea Rilke presents; that in returning to the earth, we can become the very thing that makes life possible. It also gives us a chance to return to nature – something very much out of reach in our modern urban environment.

Video (animation and film) projection

Rachel Walls: film concept
development, 2D animation,
film composition
Chris Bowman: Concept
Anita Kelly: Concept
Rachael Priddel: 2D animation
Jason Benedek: 3D animation
Holger Deuter: 3D animation
Dean Walsh: choreography

An immersive exhibition experience, the new installation showcases a suite of immersive audio-visual works that engage audiences in the most pressing issue of our time, our interdependence with the natural world. The Turning draws from the timeless Greek myth of Orpheus and the rich metaphors embodied in The Sonnets to Orpheus by Rainer Maria Rilke - a form of parable that explores wonder, fragility, love, conflict, and loss.

Through sound, animation, light, sculpture, poetry and video, The Turning reimagines the Lane Cove River and celebrates the presence of rivers in our lives and their impact felt at various physical, emotional, and subliminal levels.

This exhibition marks tranSTURM’s 10th anniversary – a decade of creating deeply immersive and site-specific installation artworks.

tranSTURM – Chris Bowman, Anita Kelly, Rachel Walls and Rachael Priddel with original sound composition by Roger Mills.

Lighting design by Mike Day and featuring the animation of Holger Deuter and Jason Benedek animating the choreography of Dean Walsh.

This exhibition is supported by Create NSW’s annual organisation grant and is part of Art Month 2022
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
PublisherGallery Lane Cove
Media of outputArtwork
Publication statusPublished - 07 Mar 2022
EventThe Turning - whisper to the silent earth - Gallery Lane Cove, Lane Cove, Australia
Duration: 07 Mar 202202 Apr 2022


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