Hope in a Dark Age
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
June 4, 2017
Photography Anna Kucera
On June 4, 2017, Locust Jones participated in the ‘Conversation Starters’ weekend program at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, with ‘Hope in a Dark Age’. Jones worked on a five metre long drawing for four hours, creating raw and powerful imagery in response to a constant feed of current news and world affairs footage.
Through this endurance artwork, Jones explores the different ways of record-keeping and mark-making in a world of media saturation. His performance offers a live translation of this contemporary deluge through the physical act of drawing.