8th October – 4th December 2005
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Babylonia is a scale model of Lisca Bianca in Italy, the island featured in Michelangelo Antonioni’s seminal 1960 film L’ Avventura. The interior of the rock reveals an infinitely mirrored hotel corridor copied from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. The installation has a range of sound effects coursing through it, including the sound of a roller coaster that spills out to the gallery proper, the sound of a beam cracking that aurally compresses the corridor space above the audience’s head while inside, some muzak, and a variety of sounds behind every door.
Callum Morton’s Bablylonia was the first Helen Macpherson Smith Commission
Commissioning Curator: Juliana Engberg
Project Manager: Charlotte Day