Selected Works > Total Recall

Total Recall
Install shot
2017
$4 Weekly (fragmented)
Discarded DVDs on plastic remnant, brass grommets, fishing line
Variable
2017
$4 Weekly (fragmented)
Discarded DVDs on plastic remnant, brass grommets, fishing line
Detail
2017
$4 Weekly (fragmented)
Discarded DVDs on plastic remnant, brass grommets, fishing line
Detail
2017
$4 Weekly (contained)
Triptych. Screenprint on plastic remnants, brick-layers line
2017
Wall Marking II (retraced aerosol)
Discarded Cardboard.
2017
Wall Marking I (retraced aerosol)
Discarded Cardboard.
2017
Gone With The Wind (After Windrider 1986) and $4 Weekly Contained.
Install shot
Grace Connors and Carly Lynch.
2017
Gone With the Wind (After Windrider 1986)
Film by Grace Connors, Written Response by Kerion Broadhurst 'The Mummy Returns' (2016) incorporated into the installation by the artists via spoken word.
2017
Gone With The Wind (After Windrider 1986)
CRT televisions, metal shelving, plastic remnants, DVD-R, USB's, media players, empty DVD cases, sound; essay courtesy of Kieron Broadhurst, spoken by UK Audrey -3
Grace Connors
2017
Gone With The Wind (After Windrider 1986)
CRT televisions, metal shelving, plastic remnants, DVD-R, USB's, media players, empty DVD cases, sound; essay courtesy of Kieron Broadhurst, spoken by UK Audrey -3
Grace Connors
2017
Gone With The Wind (After Windrider 1986)
CRT televisions, metal shelving, plastic remnants, DVD-R, USB's, media players, empty DVD cases, sound; essay courtesy of Kieron Broadhurst, spoken by UK Audrey -3
Grace Connors.
2017

Total Recall is a collaborative exhibition by Grace Connors and Carly Lynch, which began in 2016 as an investigation into the traces that remained of the Planet Video store, previously located at 646 Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley. The exhibition is an installation of fragmented objects, audio and video, which speak of anxieties towards loss of memory and physicality; whilst also celebrating the pathos and failure explicit in the history of B-grade films made in Australia.

The title of the show can be read on two levels: it refers firstly to the science fiction film of the same name from 1990, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger whilst also referring to ‘eidetic memory’, or the ability of an individual to accurately recall a large number of images, sounds and objects in a seemingly unlimited volume. In response to this collaboration, artist and writer Kieron Broadhurst has penned the essay The Mummy Returns (2001), which Connors and Lynch have integrated into the installation through spoken word. Read it here or listen by playing the video above.

This exhibition was held at Smart Casual Gallery in Fremantle December 2017.