Original Creative Work - Visual Art Work

Floorwork

S Pahoki

55 Sydenham Road | Published : 2017

Abstract

‘Floorwork’ consists of a 3-channel video-work and customised gym mats. The videos were filmed in the artist’s parent’s home in Queensland and portray the family performing various floor actions. The mother is caught in a perpetual loop doing her early morning exercises. The father is seen crawling along the ground straining for the couch. In the third video, old scores are to be settled, with brother and sister embroiled in a ‘bitter’ wrestling contest. Aging bodies are shown in a struggle against gravity. The gym mats have been placed to help cushion the inescapable fall.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Funding Acknowledgements

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.