Location: 19th Biennale of Sydney. - Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour. NSW, Australia
Material: Sandstone, concrete, cement, sand, turf.
Dimensions: 40.0m x 20.0m x 2.5m
was a site specific installation describing an imagined archaeological site - a formation of ruinous structures, fragmented walls and scattered stone arrangements. It was constructed by hand and in-situ over the course of a three month residency, utilising 30 tonnes of sandstone rubble repurposed from nearby excavations. Situated in the void of a former hillside, the work re-staged the act of labour undertaken on the site by convicts subjected to build their own prisons. Creating the illusion of a historical subject, Ruins
interwove the Island's heritage architecture and abandoned film-sets to question how our history is constructed, while demonstrating the physical influence of ancient materials on sculptural and architectural forms.