Observations

Remapping Sydney Meridian

Follow Lily Hibberd on this virtual walk, on which she retraces her steps along the Meridian line from Sydney Observatory to Sydney Town Hall. Every day at midday from Monday 8 June to 1 July 2020, Lily will guide you along the line, one Meridian ‘station’ a day over 24 days. This walk reveals the history of Sydney’s Meridian, a north-south line transecting the Observatory’s Transit telescope, and the role it played in imposing an empire of regulated time on the colony as well as its connection to surveying and laying claim to the land.

As she retraces the Meridian line, you will find out how far it has shifted over time. Her walk suggests that neither time nor territory can be bound by absolute rules. In this rift of time and space lies a paradox: Eurocentric and colonial premises, including technological determinism, cannot change the reality that time itself is impossible to pin down – that time is always changing.

This blog has been created for ‘Boundless – out of time’, Lily’s month-long artist and research residency at Sydney Observatory. Presented by Powerhouse Museum as part of NIRIN, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney 2020.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Map for Meridian Walk

July 16, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 24: Sydney Town Hall Rooftop

July 1, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 23: On the abandoned façade

June 30, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 22: Druitt Place

June 29, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 21: under the footbridge on Market Street

June 28, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 20: in front of City Mart on Market Street

June 27, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 19: Archway next to Vicolo Café

June 26, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 18: In archway after Nando’s

June 25, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 17: Kent Street Doorway

June 24, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 16: In the laneway at Number 40 King Street

June 23, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 15: Electrical box in front of Air China

June 22, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 14: Air Ninguini number 100

June 21, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 13: York Lane

June 20, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 12: red wall in York Lane

June 19, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.

Station 11: Corner of Erskine St and York Lane – Officeworks

June 18, 2020

Lily Hibberd
Guest post by Artist in Residence, Lily Hibberd Lily Hibberd is an interdisciplinary artist and writer working with frontiers of time and memory. Her projects are developed in long term place and community-based collaboration, and research with local artists, scientists and historians through combinations of performance, writing, painting, photography, sound, moving image and installation art.