Video documentation related to the action titled "Three tones of soil temporarily excavated from Hyde Park"
Between 21 March – 9 June, 2014
Northern side of Hyde Park, adjacent to College Street
This action formed a part of a larger project titled 'Fashioning Discontinuities", developed and presented for the 19th Biennale of Sydney, 2015.
Text from information panel related to the action:
The soil that has been removed from the site at Hyde Park has been temporarily relocated and placed within the installation on Waremah (Cockatoo Island) where it will remain until Monday, 9 June 2014, after which time it will be returned to the park. This process of removal shows the profile of the soil in the exact location, revealing the layers of history within the park’s soil structure. The hole is accessible for viewing 24 hours a day.
Thankyou to Professor Stephen Cattle, Dr Damien Woods, Dr Lisa Murry, Guy Stearn, Patrick Houlcroft and Michael Abbott for assistance with this process.