‘Why Can’t We Just Do Something Beautiful’ is a new video work by Lottie Consalvo, now on display at the newly opened Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima (MAP mima) in the Macquarie Lake Arts Precinct.
This site specific video work was commissioned for the ‘Node’ section of the Pavilion, which comes alive after dark. In the video, the artist thrashes around in the water, disturbing the peaceful lake. As described on the MAP mima website, the video “points at modern human disconnection with nature and the loss of senses, intuition and an overall loss of belief in the spirit of all living things. The title is at once a statement of defeat and yet also one of hope.”
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Image credit: Lottie Consalvo, ‘Why Can’t We Just Do Something Beautiful’, 2021, still from single channel video.