Sam Doctor ‘You must go on. I can’t go on. I’ll go on. (2017)’ Performance
Thursday 7 September
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sydney Contemporary ticket holders
Location: Corridor between Bay 19 and 20
Continuing his focus on humanity’s fragile relationship to the environment and the precarious teeter between the potential/aftermath of catastrophe, Sam Doctor’s new work reveals what is almost unimaginable. Following the conceptual terrain of his prior works, desecrated and violated landscapes are reexamined and the effects of technology and industry on social communities are monitored with alarming results.
A multi-screen video and performative installation the artist surveys several locations across Japan including the exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, where Doctor has special access. Multiple montages of damaged landscapes and various toxic terrains that are still present within the nuclear districts of Fukushima today, the artist wading through the degraded and though perhaps, spectacularly, altered environment to witness both the frailties and tenacities of the human condition.
Image courtesy of the artist and Chalkhorse Sydney