In the video installation Cate Hill, Jamie Ross explores fluidity as a healing practice. Cate Hill highlights the symbolic power residing in matter that has been restored to its “wild” state. The installation itself becomes a sanctuary, in which one might be “re-wildified.” In a device standing in the centre of the space, natural liquids and elements ferment, releasing gases into the gallery. Imperceptible—invisible and odourless—these emissions evoke the human breath. Acting as the lungs of the space, the device literally brings the gallery alive. Existing beyond conventions and time, the energy of the objects inhabiting the space offers a real potential for regeneration.
Cate Hill (2019)