ALKERTON PLACE (2004-6) . single colour screen . stereo sound . digital-8, mini-DV and super 8mm . DUR. 00:07:21:00
What appear to be locked off cameras explore the interior of an empty, sterile abattoir. The accumulation of aestheticized visual detail is juxtaposed with a soundscape that resonates with the minutiae of the slaughter, excoriation, dismemberment and storage processes.
The voices of human, animal and machine mingle – this place where memories terminate has not forgotten an ending since 1897.
The device of temporally dislocating sound and image allows ALKERTON PLACE to invite the viewer to explore the nature of filmic reconstruction and the fabrication of empathy.