Presented on an immense monolithic screen suspended in the courtyard of Hyde Park Barracks, Boundary Conditions stands as a daring new video creation by artist Daniel Crooks. This work seamlessly intertwines an alternate realm of distinct spaces and non-linear temporalities.
Utilizing the Museums of History NSW's historic locales as its starting point, the video employs precise robotic motion control and advanced post-production techniques to craft a scrolling tapestry of time and space. By juxtaposing the past with the present, the virtual with the real, the video reflects the precarious liminality of our contemporary era. In a world characterized by ambiguity and disorientation, the piece, simultaneously fragmented and unstable, captivating and aesthetically pleasing, encourages viewers to reassess their internal perceptions of space and time, along with contemplating the significance of the Barracks site.
Boundary Conditions marks the third artistic endeavor developed for the Museums of History NSW's annual art commission, proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Create NSW Blockbusters Funding initiative.