July 19, 2009

Field Polaroid #7: The Party is Over

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.
-TS Eliot

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Time to go, with the help of my little sister we released the remaining air out of the balloons so they could be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.


It's ironic that I write this last Field Polaroid instalmant surrounded by storage boxes, my backback and ticket and accomodation details. It's the end of a chapter. Archimedes' Field was about deaths: deaths of relationships, of dreams and aspirations. But thanks to nature it became more about the cycles that occur. Today a chapter of my life comes to an end but tomorrow I'm leaving on a jet plane (sing with me now!) for Europe, and a new beginning.

The exhibition opened last night and was quite a success. I had so many of my friends and family there to support me which was just wonderful. I said a lot of my goodbye's there and saw a lot of people I hadn't seen in a long time. Thanks for coming guys!!!

If you didn't get to the opening it will be showing until the 16th August and I'm in the window space so you can go at any time that suits you!

Anyway, I'd better get back to packing up my life now.


July 14, 2009


AN INVITATION

You are invited to attend

Rachel Marsden's exhibition

ARCHIMEDES’ FIELD

Opening 5-8pm Saturday 18th July 2009

Queensland Centre for Photography

Cnr Russell and Cordelia Streets

South Brisbane

www.qcp.org.au

Exhibition continues until 16th August

www.rachelmarsden.com.au

July 5, 2009

Field Polaroid #5: They Rose Again

As the sun warmed the balloons, the dew evaporated and the balloons rose one by one until soon they danced in unison. They became the antidote to a melancholy view of impermanence and a testament to the cyclical nature of the universe.