Performing the Abels (Mount Rufus) is part of a larger project in which I climb and perform on Tasmania’s highest mountains, known as the Abels. The work seeks to address the gap between artistic representations of the landscape and the experience of being in these stunning environments.
Lucy Hawthorne is a Hobart-based artist and arts writer with a PhD in art theory, ‘The Museum as Art: site-specific art in Australia’s public museums’. She works in site-specific installation, sculpture, photography, and more recently, participatory performance art. She has long incorporated social media and online apps into her art projects as a responsive engagement tool, extending the art experience beyond the walls of a physical gallery space. Her love of Tasmania, bushwalking, mapping, and writing has recently crept into her art-making, resulting in two ongoing projects: Performing the Abels and Remarkable Unremarkable Things.