Step Change

Step Change (detail) by Alexander Boynes, Mandy Martin and Tristen Parr

Step Change

Alexander Boynes, Mandy Martin and Tristen Parr

Opening 6pm Friday 8 July 2022

8 July – 21 August 2022

The third and final work in a collaborative series by Alexander Boynes, Mandy Martin and Tristen Parr, Step Change is a large-scale painting, video and sound work that explores the urgent need to transition in the age of climate crisis. Using the site of the Kwinana Industrial Area located alongside Derbarl Nara (Cockburn Sound), WA, the work shifts between the real and the sublime, as the still becomes moving and the changing sonic atmospheres turn light to dark. Covid-19 has drawn our attention to the benefits of radical economic ‘degrowth’ and its benefits to environmental health. Step Change looks to the urgent need for attention to climate change and asks us what kind of habitable planet we are leaving to future generations. Step Change was commissioned by the 2021 Fremantle Biennale and supported through the Minderoo Foundation Artist Fund.

About the artists

Mandy Martin was a practising artist with a national and international reputation for conservation and landscape. Alexander Boynes is an artist, curator, and program manager at the Canberra Contemporary Art Space. Tristen Parr is a classically trained cellist with a focus on new music performance and performer integrated sound design for contemporary dance and installation.