Award of Excellence – Split Rock (Australia)

Title: Split Rock
Runtime: 5 min
Country: Australia
Director: Vanessa White, Gulsen Ozer 
Placement: Award of Excellence
Competition: March, 2022

Synopsis: Split Rock’ is a site responsive video artwork engaging in local history, geology and mythology. In the work Gülsen Özer an Australian dance and interdisciplinary artist of Turkish and Aboriginal heritage explores dynamics of power and connection, performing durational choreographies that invite new ways of connecting to place. Similarly the filming techniques used in the work re-imagine our bodies’ engagement with, and contributions to, ecological assemblages. Through a process of mining historical data and mingling it with speculative fictions, collaborators Gülsen Özer, Vanessa White and Ania Reynolds, render this research into a poetic form.