The Yellow Vest Syndrome (2009)

Fremantle Art Centre’s gallery spaces hosted works by 29 Western Australian artists who work with and against notions of landscape and terrain in the (then) booming (and then post mineral boom) social ‘scape of the State.

Exhibited works included herethere (above and below) and the geologist series.

The geologist’s affiliation to the land is recorded by Perdita Phillips, who previously worked as an environmental officer on mine sites, in her suite of photographs which closely observe the tools, apparel and protocols of her friend and former work colleague… Her accompanying video, herethere (above and below), suggests the capacity of the earth to absorb our forays into its interior. The artist becomes a diminuative figure against the backdrop of this ancient Kimberley escarpment.