Boundless Reflections Review By Molly Mosse
Date Experienced – 20th May, 6pm @ Boggo Road Gaol | 20th the only date running. For more information, head to Boundless Reflections.
I had no idea what to expect really, with an exploration of consciousness at Brisbane’s local gaol. I can say however, I was pleasantly surprised.
Before tonight, I’d never been to Boggo Road Gaol. For those who haven’t either, it stands with stacks of red bricks, looking out from the top of a hill quite intimidatingly. All I could think was, “whoa, what a building!”. To get into the installation, we were ushered through the entry door into a fairly large, hallway type space. Brick all around, cement in the center.
Set up in this center, was a large sculpture piece made of metal and wire and the space was rigged with a couple of cameras, projector screens, and sound. As you would walk past, the camera picked you up, linked you to the projector screen and the sound then responded to you. A pretty cool set up, if you ask me.
The whole mood was strange. The soundscape, mixed with weird timbres and visuals flickering in black and white and then with some colour flecks. All the while, responding to whatever the audience members, now participants, were doing. Strange, but really quite cool. Not to mention, exceptionally clever.
Honestly, the entire piece injunction with the location, really intrigued me. Its a pity that there wasn’t more of it. I would have loved to explore a bit more and move through the space with different aspects and soundscapes as you traveled through. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more from the creators of Boundless Reflections, XYZ ARI.