In the Illumination series, a lit crystal chandelier is installed in the landscape, suspended from a crane and powered by a generator.
A chandelier offers illumination and has a distinctly European history, a history that allegorically links it to power, specifically imperial power.
Placed in the Australian environment, the chandelier becomes a representation of the British Empire and the empirical conviction that to colonise was to spread the light of civilisation.
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