LYNDELL BROWN & CHARLES GREEN'S powerful panoramic photographic installation, 100 Years of Turbulence, 1918 - 2018, opens today at 4pm at the Castlemaine Art Museum as part of the Castlemaine State Festival.
The artists have constructed an immense visual countdown of images of turbulence, war, and aftermath from 1918 to 2018. The work is also an atlas of conflict, linking cause and effect from one conflict to another, composed of fragmentary parts in a panorama; a disjointed countdown of personal events and public disaster over the last 100 years, shared, persisting, haunted photos, sometimes over-painted, entwined with layers of meaning and political disputation. They overlay images of conflict and war with images of exactly the same places, now, in times of relative peace or continued conflict. The result shows the past reaching towards the present and the present towards the past: the countdown joins 1918 to 2018 in chains of causation and similarity.
100 Years of Turbulence, 1918 - 2018 will be on display until March 31.