Paradise Falls II, by Kate McMillan. HD film, 2.49 minutes, editioned to three. Music by Cat Hope, performed by Decibel. Shown in the exhibition also entitled ‘Paradise Falls’, Venn Gallery, June 2012.
This second film (Paradise Falls II) that accompanies this work, was shot in early 2012 off the coast of Wadjemup/Rottnest Island in Western Australia. This film employs a similar technique whereby an Aboriginal man (Aaron Wyatt) rows towards the island appearing and disappearing. The island was the site of an Aboriginal prison, that is barely acknowledged. The film portrays a man rowing back to his captors, highlighting that history can not always be forgotten.