THE ‘LANDFALL’ THEME
‘Landfall’ is the curatorial theme for 2018 and is devoted to pressing global issues, explored through the following curatorial themes:
- Endangerment & biodiversity
- Climate & weather
- Re-purpose/global junk
- Technology & surveillance
Artists use the medium of sculpture (including light, sound, performance, and projection) to explore these themes and the intersection of nature, humanity, and art.
Lorne and the event site, nestled along the foreshore where the Great Otway National Park meets the ocean, has always lent itself to works of art that engage with the environment. In 2018 the state of the world’s natural assets is one of the most topical international subjects around. ‘Landfall’ is a word that describes time and place where ocean meets land, and also describes a sense of collapse, as in ‘landslide’. The term is an open-ended word-play that invites deeper contemplation.