Sarah Mosca

Useless Gestures Galerie Pompom 2014

In the winter of 1974 director Werner Herzog embarked on an epic journey to walk from Munich to Paris. This gesture was an attempt to restore health to his dying mentor Lotte Eisner. Herzog believed that by arriving on foot to her bedside she would survive the horrible sickness that had overtaken her.


Last year Mosca embarked on her own series of walks documenting the action through the slow exposure of a negative. Single sheets of large-format colour film were attached across her chest for the duration of 6 individual walks. The film was allowed to develop making impressions of the environmental influences of a landscape; as well as the physical and psychological response to moving through the terrain.

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body  


© Copyright Sarah Mosca 2016