The Avenue of Honour – anatomy of a monument
- Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne 1995
- Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne 2007 & 2008
- ANU Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra 2008
* The Avenue of Honour – anatomy of a monument, was originally exhibited in it’s entirety, as an installation at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in 1995. Sections of the work were subsequently exhibited twice, in 2007 and 2008, at the Shrine of Remembrance and the Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra, respectively.
Janenne Eaton: our speed is our point of view
The Avenue of Honour
The way Janenne began the interview, from the centre at high speed, it was fairly meaningless until I caught the drift:
Our speed. Think of how we relate to information, for example the Avenue, how people’s interaction with it has changed from the time it was made to now. People speeding past, maybe they'll read the sign. It sticks in my mind, the idea I read, somewhere, that the faster we go the more we focus on the horizon. That is like the Avenue, the faster you go, focusing on the road ahead, the less you pick up of what you’re passing through. Our speed is our point of view.
How we live within a digital ecology, we’re so often in that space, alert and activated, where time and space is collapsed into a nano-second, a constant flicking present. I like the word longueur – duration – how things form over time, how meaning is only formed through duration, in relation to place, through an accumulation of memories, action, politics, weather. Sedimentation, settling down — that is an action of time. On the other hand suspension, the constant flickering presence, is no time, or rather it is virtual time: an artificial suspension of the material and mental processes.
-exert: Janenne Eaton - our speed Is our point of view, Mary Eagle, catalogue essay for exhibition, Recovering Lives ANU Drill Hall Gallery 2008
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