this is not an ocean, this is a rented house
this is not a hand, this is a library
this is not the sky, this is a grandfather clock
this is not a child, this is a mirror 2007
digital video disc
duration 360 seconds, looped
collection of the artist
Jim Vivieaere has been creating artwork in museum spaces for two decades, which directly responds to how Pacific cultures are represented. This installation utilises a version of the sound-scape specifically created for his renowned touring exhibition Bottled Ocean (1994), which was the first group exhibit of contemporary Pacific art.
The passages between water and sky, and the presence of the artistís own children, invoke lyrical sensations of self and place.