Gregory Pryor - The Yilgarn lacunae
Original Creative Work
Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival
School of Arts and Humanities / Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications
Following the production of Greg Pryor Yilgarn Chronicles 2017, screened at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Karpathakis was invited to submit a longer film to the Chiayi International Art Documentary Film Festival on Greg Pryor and his work. For Yilgarn Lacunae Karpathakis utilised his archive to examine Pryor’s approach to the Yilgarn before his 2016, 2000 km Yilgarn trek. The early images represent an imagined Yilgarn; they were in Pryor’s words ‘polite’. Therein lies the ‘lacunae’ – the gap between the imagined and the experiential. Yilgarn Lacunae follows Pryor as he acquaints himself through observation and photography with the material aspects of the Yilgarn Craton - learning the landscape. The work in the field leads to the creation of Greg Pryor’s Art Gallery of Western Australia Looking Glass solo exhibition.
The documentary was screened at the Auditorium of Cultural Affairs Bureau, Chiayi City, as part of the Chiayi International Art Documentary Film Festival, Taiwan, on 15th March 2019.