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Penny Coss

The Twist of the Sea

Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery
2-24 Nov 2019 | Thur-Sun | 10am-4pm
FREE

'The Twist of the Sea', or 'Volta Do Mar' in Portuguese, describes the circular wind and water currents of the Atlantic Ocean. Unlike the monsoons that govern the Indian ocean and change with every season, the winds and currents of Volta Do Mar follow the same direction every day of the year, every season. The trade winds of both hemispheres meet at what is termed the Doldrums. This three-channel video installation takes as its subject the locus of the Fremantle Harbour, conflating the surety of the tidal pattern with that of vulnerability drifting in a maelstrom of doubt.

Penny Coss has participated in institutional group exhibitions nationally and internationally including Itami Art Museum, Osaka, Tokyo, University of WA, The Verge Gallery, University of Sydney and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Penny has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1994. Often attracted to landscapes that have troubled or shared histories, her recent installations reference encounters with its biology, botany and geology. With oblique references to energy and landscape systems in extremis Coss has focused on natural and manmade disasters including the Fukushima Tsunami, floods and bushfires with a specific interest in algal bloom.

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