Amrita Hepi at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts / Boorloo (Perth)

Amrita Hepi / Monumental


Feb 20 - Apr 24, 2022


Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

51 James street

Northbridge, WA 

Australia



Amrita Hepi, Monumental, 2020, video still
Courtesy of the artist and Anna Swartz Gallery


Amrita Hepi, Monumental, installation view
Photo by Bo Wong


Amrita Hepi, Monumental, installation view
Photo by Bo Wong



Amrita Hepi, Monumental, installation view
Photo by Bo Wong



Amrita Hepi, Monumental, installation view
Photo by Bo Wong



Amrita Hepi, Monumental, installation view
Photo by Bo Wong



Amrita Hepi, Monumental, installation view
Photo by Bo Wong



Amrita Hepi, Monumental, 2020, video still
Courtesy of the artist and Anna Swartz Gallery




























































































Amrita Hepi

Monumental, 2020

HD video, 16:9, colour, sound

4 minutes


Monuments are dialectical. Central pillars that seep into the periphery. Like the horizon

line they are a steadfast informants of space— stable, grand, expansive and looming.

Continuously being built, and yet continuously being rinsed out by retrospective, inertia

and rain.


Monumental is a suite of works by Amrita Hepi that casts a central colonial figure within a

continual sunrise... or is it a sunset? Through performance the monument is serenaded by

sound and dance, then destroyed by paddles and cricket bats, and finally replaced by seven

people. By creating a dreamscape of dance and demise, Hepi sets her sights on the

historical archive of colonial monuments, making them bodily once more.


Commissioned by Gertrude Contemporary, with support from the Australia Council.

Images courtesy of the artist, PICA and Anna Swartz Gallery.



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