Footfalls


Installation comprising a screenprint depicting Barnum Brown's discovery of a Late Cretaceous dinosaur footprint in the roof of a coal mine near Cedaredge, Colorado, a set of nine concrete casts, and a printed text on paper laid upon each. This text, spanning the nine pages in its entirety, draws stage prompts from Samuel Beckett's short play Footfalls, as well as writing produced for the work.

This work has been exhibited twice, both times for the group exhibition Concrete, curated by Geraldine Kirrihi Barlow. The first took place at the Monash University Museum of Art in 2014, the second at Tophane-i Amire Arts and Culture Centre, Istanbul. For the second iteration of the show, the work's textual component was translated into Turkish and displayed in both languages atop the cast concrete forms.

Screenprint image realised courtesy of Trent Walter at Negative Press; reproduced image used with the permission of the Vertebrate Paleontology Archives, Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York; translation of text into Turkish realised courtesy of Seda Ozdil.











Photographs courtesy of Christian Capurro (first 2) and Jamie North.