William Barton and Tim Georgeson
The Hidden is a new commission by celebrated Australian filmmaker and artist Tim Georgeson and leading composer, performer and proud Kalkadunga man, William Barton. It offers a personal account of the Bundanon land and waterscapes through film and sound.
Working together for the first time, Barton and Georgeson undertook an artistic residency together at Bundanon in 2021, composing, recording and experimenting in response to Wodi Wodi Country. They continued this close collaboration offsite, weaving together their responses
through an ongoing exchange of material.
Anchored by Barton's compositions, Georgeson's films are edited in distinct acts, revealing unseen interactions between sunlight, moonlight, fog and wind. Together, sound and image form a meditation on the ancient knowledge and histories held within the earth, water and skies of this place.
The Hidden is accompanied by a collection of Barton’s digeridoos used in response to the landscape, and a series of Georgeson's photographs that capture the immediacy of natural phenomena experienced here at Bundanon.
The artist would like to acknowledge the ongoing custodianship of the Wodi Wodi and Yuin people, who have always been the rightful caretakers of the NSW South Coast region, and pay their respects to elders past, present and emerging.