Our new site specific installation Golden Pyramid is exhibited in BOAA (The Biennale of Australian Art).
“The Victoria Gold Trophy” was a central feature of the London International Exhibition of 1862, representing the volume of gold imported to London from Victoria during the gold rush years of 1851-61, over 800 tons. The “Golden Pyramid” recreates this in a pyramid form, made from approx. 3000 meters of 24carat gold thread.
Gold and pyramids historically have great spiritual significance, and the global wealth “pyramid” is a symbol of inequality of wealth. In the shimmering parallel lines of the thread, gold is embodied by its very absence, and spirituality and materialism, past and present, and colonialism and globalization coincide.
This project has been supported by Helen Vivian and Ross Lake, Vivid Lake Foundation