Terrace Projection: Jesse Boylan 'At the end of the day'
3 February—19 March 2023
Jesse Boylan, At the end of the day (Fiona), 2023, video still. Courtesy of the artist.
Jesse Boylan, At the end of the day (Judith), 2023, video still. Courtesy of the artist.
Jesse Boylan, At the end of the day (Francis), 2023, video still. Courtesy of the artist.
Jesse Boylan, At the end of the day (Jill), 2023, video still. Courtesy of the artist.
Terrace Projection: At the end of the day
A new commission by artist Jesse Boylan
At the end of the day is a new video work by artist Jesse Boylan who asked staff working in Dhelkaya Health (Castlemaine Health), as well as residents of Pennhall Hostel (Aged Care), about what they think goes unseen in their daily lives and work.
In a kind of ‘behind the scenes’ set up, Boylan has created a series of silent video portraits, where participants were asked to simply look into the camera’s lens, providing space for snippets of interviews to be overlaid as text, in an attempt to bridge the gap between what we might think and what we actually know about those who either work within the hospital system, or live out their days in one of Castlemaine’s aged care facilities.
Care is a much-used term, easy to say but harder to define.
Jesse Boylan is a photography, video and sound artist and writer based on Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Central Victoria, Australia. Jesse is interested in expanded documentary practice and the role art plays in environmental and social justice issues. Jesse likes to collaborate with others to make sense of our times and regularly collaborates with Linda Dement and Virginia Barratt as Bonedirt.
Jesse is a member of Lumina, an Australian photography collective and the Atomic Photographers Guild, an international group who aim to render visible all aspects of the nuclear age. Jesse is a current PhD candidate within the School of Art at RMIT University and they also teach into the BA Photography program at RMIT.
Through the Australian Government's RISE Fund, Castlemaine Art Museum will host Terrace Nights and Terrace Projections, a program of exhibitions, installations and events for the community. Using the medium of light, CAM is bringing contemporary images and ideas to the streets of Castlemaine in a new series of commissions with local and national artists.
Free public programs, including an artist in conversation, will be presented in the gallery throughout this exhibition. All details will be shared on our website. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive special updates and invitations.
Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative