Dr Rachel Hurst, Dr Katica Pedisic, Dr Matthew Bird
UniSA Masters of Architecture Research Practices 2019
Murray Bridge Silos, Coonalpyn Institute, Coonalpyn Silos, Keith Garage, Keith Memorial Institute, Keith Silos, Bordertown Institute, Bordertown Town Clock, Bordertown Silos, Bordertown Bowling Club, Nhill Post Office, Warracknabeal Town Hall
Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri, Ngargad, Bindjali Bodaruwitj, Jupagalk, Wergaia, Jadawadjali, Jaadwa, Wotjobaluk
Revolutionary Terrains is a collaborative research workshop by UniSA Masters of Architecture students. It uses experimental ways of depicting Australian regional landscapes, architecture, and artifacts as a terrain of colonial ambition, imposition, and obsolescence.
Gathering photographic data on a group road trip across southeastern Australia, students selected recurrent typologies, the built evidence of both conscious and incidental colonization. From nine towns and Aboriginal lands, these 16 archetypal ‘monuments to the everyday’, such as post offices, courthouses, and silos, were reimagined as uncanny objects, rolling through – invading – the landscape.
Using hybrid analogue drawing and iPhone apps, individuals made multi-perspectival images of each edifice, layered simultaneously from origin, destination, and cosmic viewpoints. These depictions collapse traditional and contemporary representational tools but also the temporal stasis of conventional drawing. The basis for a final stage animation, the works connect the lineage of embodied hand-drawing to the currency of 21st-century virtual communication.
Dr Rachel Hurst, Dr Matthew Bird
Dr Katica Pedisic
Rupert Piccoli, Edward Ramsay
Agastya Adhar, Courtney Bain, Hana
Broughton, Nathan Buder, Hisham
El-Jourdi, Yong Gan, Ryan Herbst,
Blake McDougall, Milad Nahravani,
Alyssa Nelson, Bec O’Brien, Billy
Roumeliotis, Giulia Talotta, Shannon
University of South Australia