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Evolution of Fearlessness

Lynette Wallworth's Evolution of Fearlessness is an intimate‚ interactive installation that responds to touch. A sequel to Wallworth’s Invisible by Night (2004), together the works investigate powerful human emotions such as grief, loss and the re-emergence of hope. 

In creating Evolution of Fearlessness‚ Wallworth filmed portraits of eleven women residing in Australia‚ but originating from countries such as Afghanistan‚ Sudan‚ Iraq and El Salvador‚ who have lived through wars‚ survived concentration camps or extreme acts of violence. The work focuses on a state beyond terror and loss most closely akin to mercy. 

Built around the importance of gesture‚ Evolution of Fearlessness provides a tactile gateway to the living women contained in the piece‚ whose stories we are given glimpses of but whose lips do not speak. The work is an intimate revelation of the strength of the human spirit.


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Evolution of Fearlessness

Lynette Wallworth
2006

Lynette Wallworth's Evolution of Fearlessness is an intimate‚ interactive installation that responds to touch. A sequel to Wallworth’s Invisible by Night (2004), together the works investigate powerful human emotions such as grief, loss and the re-emergence of hope. 

In creating Evolution of Fearlessness‚ Wallworth filmed portraits of eleven women residing in Australia‚ but originating from countries such as Afghanistan‚ Sudan‚ Iraq and El Salvador‚ who have lived through wars‚ survived concentration camps or extreme acts of violence. The work focuses on a state beyond terror and loss most closely akin to mercy. 

Built around the importance of gesture‚ Evolution of Fearlessness provides a tactile gateway to the living women contained in the piece‚ whose stories we are given glimpses of but whose lips do not speak. The work is an intimate revelation of the strength of the human spirit.

  • Credits

    Evolution of Fearlessness was created by Lynette Wallworth in 2006. Commissioned by New Crowned Hope Festival. Produced by Forma.

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Lynette Wallworth, Evolution of Fearlessness 2006 (still)

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Lynette Wallworth, Evolution of Fearlessness 2006 (still)

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Lynette Wallworth, Evolution of Fearlessness 2006 (still)

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Lynette Wallworth, Evolution of Fearlessness 2006 (still)

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Lynette Wallworth is an Australian artist whose practice spans video installation, photography and short film, and whose work has been shown in festivals from Vienna to Sundance, from the Lincoln Center to the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Her work movingly explores the relationship of between ourselves and nature, how we are made up of our physical and biological environments – even as we remake the world through our activities.


Previous presentations

2015

World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

2011

Brighton Festival, Brighton, UK

2009

Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, USA

2008

Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Festival d'Art Lyrique, Aix-en-Provence, France

 

2007

Auckland Triennial, Auckland, New Zealand

2006

New Crowned Hope Festival, Wien, Austria

Background image: Lynette Wallworth, Evolution of Fearlessness 2006 (still)