Urban and Suburban
video and film, DVD
Project Description

urbanandsuburban features a selection of works on video and film made by David Pledger for NYID’s performance, installation and interactive cinema projects from 2001 to 2010: Scenes of the Beginning from the End (2001), Eavesdrop (with Jeffrey Shaw 2004), Walk-In Drive-In (with Callum Morton 2006), The Meaning of Moorabbin Is Open for Inspection (2008) and Hoist (2010). 

The edition looks at the influence and relationship of the Australian landscape on the national psyche. It charts a journey from the desert through the city to its inevitable conclusion in the evolving space that is the suburbs, in which concepts of civilisation, survival, border, race and existential fear are all deeply rooted and explored in the artworks. 

The films have been re-mastered, re-framed or include new elements such as a new composition by seminal sound artist Ulf Langheinrich (Granular Synthesis) for The Road To Moorabbin. There are also two new works: The Box Set and Oakleigh Skyline. Other features include interactive navigation by Greg Ferris and Artist’s Notes on each work.

Project Credits
Lead Artist

David Pledger

Visual Compositor and Interactive Navigation

Greg Ferris

Commissioned by:

Produced by NYID