Denis Beaubois          

  Arrival (Keep Australia Beautiful)    



Arrival draws comparisons between the atmospheric pressures which impose themselves onto a sealed body / object, as a plane descends for landing, and the social pressures encountered by individuals arriving in a new land. The work comprises of several water bottles crushed by atmospheric pressure upon entry into Australia by plane.
The objects reflect the displacement which greets the foreigner upon arrival. It is a phenomenon which topically locates itself within a world where citizenship transcends humanity and suggests a structure of exclusion so entrenched that it becomes linked to the
physical laws of nature. A meditation on closet nationalism as a force of self preservation.

The work also considers the position of the traveller upon return. Coming to face with ones
history and the displacement which occurs as one attempts to re-enter what was once
familiar space.


Documentation of objects
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