Video and 3 channel audio 1min.30sec.
As a kid this local used to drive the windy and unforgiving roads in the family Kingswood on their annual holiday trips. "Are we there yet" was an often heard whinge from the 3 children. His personal story is one of a journey with many twists and turns, of scary moments and beautiful encounters, not unlike the old highway itself.
Video footage of a trip along a section of the old highway is accompanied by a driving heartbeat and a thoughtful voice reflecting poetically on the journey.
Filmed by Michelle Blakeney
Video Editing by Michelle Blakeney and Kenny Ang
Audio by Duke Albada
Filmed and edited by Duke Albada
* In the documentation of this work audio from some of the other artworks and the public
are audible in the background.
Inspired by the stories of the region, artists Duke Albada and Michelle Blakeney present 7 artworks exploring the identity and spirit of the Central Coast.
The project started with the two artists and a caravan travelling to 7 locations; requesting members of the public to step aboard and candidly share their story. Each location was revisited for two days and one night collecting audio and video material that were later translated in contemporary artworks.
This program is funded by Arts NSW in a partnership with Regional Development
Australia Central Coast, Gosford City Council and Wyong Shire Council to increase professional arts activity on the Central Coast.