Rookwood Study

2010 Hidden Sculpture Project

Site-specific installation, Rookwood Cemetery NSW Australia

Rookwood Study explores the latent poetry of the Rookwood site. Instead of presenting the Necropolis as a terminus for history, Rookwood Study presents the site as a thriving botanical archive. A series of laser-cut signs trace the various weed species in Rookwood and illuminate their location. Rookwood Study evidences the cultural changes to Australia that have turned Rookwood into a veritable botanical garden. The laser-cut signs invite visitors to navigate outward; in search of species significant to the site’s history and present function.

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