Anne Graham: Off the Rails
12 – 15 March 1996
Anne Graham is a Sydney–based installation and performance artist commissioned by the Art Museum to produce an original, site-specific work at the Adelaide Railway Station during the Telstra Adelaide Festival 96.
Over the past few years Graham has created a number of "situations" which utilise the everyday activities and functions of a public site, along with consideration of the site's physical and historical attributes.
Working within the architectural confines of the Adelaide Railway station, Off the Rails breaks up the space and alters the experience of the people who pass through it. Commuters and viewers become active participants films are shown, food is served a strange dichotomy occurs between "inside and outside", between "public and private".
A University of South Australia Art Museum commission in association with the Telstra Adelaide Festival 1996 and supported by TransAdelaide. An essay by Benjamin Genocchio in the Festival's visual arts catalogue accompanies this exhibition.