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Broken Line

Jan Hogan's Broken Line

For Broken Line, Hogan will instal a large-scale drawing done on a roll of Rives BFK paper which she has dipped in a waterhole at Mirima, cascaded over rocks and drawn on with Sumi ink. In transit and over time the paper has weathered and been worked on both sides by Hogan with ochres and fixative. Further, ‘the drawings have been washed, mended and folded’. Hogan also proposes to add another layer of mark-making to the fragmented roll once in the gallery space, through drawings in charcoal. The installation’s placement in NCCA’s Screen Room ties in well with Hogan’s narrative interest and the way her paper medium, like film, both fragments and fuses time and process.Jan Hogan’s Broken Line is a drawing-based installation inspired by site visits at Mirima National Park, an area outside Kununurra in the east Kimberley region – now characterised by eroding rock formations but at various stages over its ancient history also mountain ranges, seabeds, and sand dunes. It is a site, as Hogan writes, ‘of form and formlessness, a continuous becoming and changing’.