The Drag: Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro

People Like Us captures universal aspects of the contemporary human condition in film, animation, digital and interactive art. In a diverse collection of recent new media works by Australian and international practitioners, the exhibition also reveals the many experimental technologies being deployed by artists as they comment on issues confronting us in the 21st century.

Art Exhibition previously on at Geelong Gallery in Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 16 July 2016 to Saturday 16 July 2016

The Drag: Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro image

Published by Geelong Gallery on Tuesday 12 July 2016.
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As in any examination of life, death is a central theme. Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro’s first-ever video work The Drag… (After the peak), 2015 documents a mechanic dismantling and rebuilding a racecar. Following J.G. Ballard’s notion of the car as an extension of our own bodies and the car crash as the most dramatic experience we will have in our lives aside from death, Healy and Cordeiro’s video explores movement and transportation through the prism of mortality and the mechanisation of our own construction and decay.