The 2020 Adelaide// International looks to the ways in which built forms can make us aware of the social, spatial and temporal present.
The centrepiece of the 2020 Adelaide//International is Somewhere Other, created by John Wardle Architects in collaboration with Natasha Johns-Messenger. This intriguing timber structure (spotted gum, with its colour, grain and scent redolent of the bush) draws the viewer in to explore its mysterious passageways, only to open up to unexpected vistas.
Belgian artist David Claerbout’s monumental real-time moving-image work Olympia charts the disintegration of the Berlin Olympic Stadium into ruins over the course of one thousand years, while First Nations artist Brad Darkson’s sound and sculptural work Hold Me is a critique of antagonistic systems and architectures. In Effect in three movements, find startling and graceful juxtapositions of architecture with the human form by Zoë Croggon, Helen Grogan and Georgia Saxelby.