– Clarissa Chikiamco –

By Summer 2008

‘Darwin with Tears’ (2008) exhibition review

‘Darwin with Tears’ was a wholly immersive experience. Beginning immediately inside ACCA’s interiors, Prediction piece #10: Do not go gentle, 1991–2008, a multiple slide-projection installation, played out like a stream of celestial prophecies on the walls and ceilings of the gallery’s reception area. A variety of suggestive texts – such as ‘And, as the sun’ or ‘it will all end in tears’ – introduced audiences to Jones’s abiding themes of chance and probability. – Clarissa Chikiamco

Lyndal Jones, 1000 details from the facts of life, 2000–08; 12-channel audiovisual installation; installation view, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery