My mother and I make tea in my nan’s old crockery, items passing between hands and in and out of frame as they move between us. Up and down the hills and valleys we go, grateful guests on beautiful Taungurung country we’ve called home for all these years. Unmoved and shaken up, you hold us all the same. The brush grows back, old paths are walked again.
Cast over two of The SUBSTATION's arched windows, Current is a video projection piece by Pierra Van Sparkes. Informed by The SUBSTATION's past of providing electricity and transportation, Current contemplates the history and architecture of the site, linking it with the artist’s experience of cycle and connection, past and place. We follow a line of light, looped around and between trees surrounding the artist’s family home: mimicking childhood circuits between Mum and Nan’s house, and marking renewed movements in the space.