out there
margaret donaldson
out there:
installation at the shearing sheds and on the fence line;
rifle, binoculars, breath filled ballons, telegraph pole.





out there:

out there in the vastness of bimbi's long horizons, an object has been placed for the purpose of drawing the viewer, not to the object, to the vast and infinite space out there. The object - a configuration of blue and white ballons - containing the expelled air of the bimbi participants, is known to be there but must be found on the horizon. The horizon contains the promise, the possibility of something out there.

In order to find the object, a gallery has been set up behind the shearing shed: a pair of binoculars and an old 23 calibre rifle, propped on a 44 gallon drum, lure the passers by to find something out there.

The gun is not just a vehicle for viewing, and raises the question of what one does after finding the thing out there. The way in which the self reconciles itself to the other: the thing out there.

margaret donaldson