George Egerton-Warburton in ‘Love in Bright Landscapes’ at PICA
George Egerton-Warburton’s Raw Factory / Drugs / Echo no no no me, 2017– 21, mixed-media installation is included in Love in Bright Landscapes, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, curated by Annika Kristensen.
Raw Factory / Drugs / Echo no no no me is a mixed-media installation engaging sight, smell and sound. A reprisal of an earlier work, Paddock Addiction (2017), previously shown at Los Angeles gallery Château Shatto, the work centres around a handmade fountain joyously spurting forth pink foam. Despite its alluring bright colour, the substance signifies the highly toxic agricultural crop marker used to demarcate an area where pesticide has been sprayed. A reference to the agricultural histories of both the cities of Perth and Los Angeles, the fountain is also suggestive of the chemical dopamine, issuing ‘hits’ to the brain.Read more