The works examine the powerful currents between horses as they negotiate consent and desire during mating season. We are drawn inside the kinetic swirl of the herd where hooves, flicking tails and outstretched limbs offer an intimate encounter across the species divide. Shot in the heat of a February summer’s night, on the artist’s birthday, the charged atmosphere is palpable.
Night Horse (2019) continues themes explored in Gebhardt’s recent video installations Lovers (2018) and Evanescence (2018), both selected for the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, and There Are No Others (2016) presented at Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne. They thread a trajectory of connected ideas concerning nakedness as the barest form of identity and deep time cycles of matter – life, death, decay.
Amos Gebhardt presents Spooky Action: An Encounter between Poetics and Science
A Writing & Concepts lecture for Talk Contemporary
4.30pm Sunday 15 September 2019
Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks
Image: Amos Gebhardt Parallax 2019, archival inkjet pigment print, 122 x 163 cm