Shelters for Kyneton (triadic transfer)

Shelters for Kyneton (tradic transfer), 2022. HD video, colour, sound, 7:40

Filmed on Taungurung country in Kyneton, Shelters for Kyneton (triadic transfer) is a video work documenting a series of performative interventions into the town’s transfer station, or ‘tip’. Inspired by the ‘work ballets’ of Mierle Laderman Ukeles, triadic transfer considers maintenance, care and ecology in the settler-colonial context of contemporary Kyneton, and the knowledges and learned choreographies different bodies hold. The work features Lim alongside two key members of the local community, Kyneton mayor Cr Jennifer Anderson, and Transfer Station worker Steve Boulter, activating wearable ‘shelters’ as sites of collective action, flows and ecology. 

Artist, performer: Eugenia Lim
Cinematographer: Tim Hillier
Movement consultant, editor, sound: Zoe Scoglio
Costume designer: Ellie Boekman
Performer: Jennifer Anderson
Performer: Steve Boulter
KCAT producer: Angela Connor
Production assistant: Kent Wilson
Colour grade: Chris Tomkins

Commissioned by Kyneton Contemporary and NETS Victoria.

This work was filmed on unceded Taungurung country in the Kulin Nation. On this place, the people of the Taungurung have practised art, culture and ecology since the beginning of things. The artist and her collaborators pay respect to all First Nations elders and communities. This always was, always will be, Aboriginal land.