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Sign of Life

Unsettling and eerie, yet paradoxically beautiful and life affirming, internationally acclaimed, Christopher Rimmer's latest work, Sign of Life explores two deserted colonial era diamond mining towns in Namibia, both of which are being slowly buried by the restless sands of the surrounding Namib Desert. Sign of Life explores the interior spaces of the two towns including a child's bedroom, the town's hospital and a miner's hostel all overwhelmed by sand which flows in an unstoppable wave through open doors and windows, filling some of the rooms to ceiling height. Rimmer employs the towns as a backdrop to explore what he call the 'tragedy of lost significance' and the ultimate futility of human endeavour.  (The Queensland Times)


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