Off Balance: Off Balance
Off Balance is a series of video works and physical sculptures in the format of an online exhibition. Del Castillo has also created a dedicated art space in her home/gallery (The border) to develop and house this installation.
This period of isolation has allowed Del Castillo unprecedented time in her studio. This unexpected weight of time shifted her creative focus from static imagery and sculptures to moving narratives.
She began to visit locations in the Southern tablelands creating site specific videos alluding to threads of a forgotten memory.
Returning from the isolation of the landscape to the isolation of the studio and the inevitable panic of pandemic sliding into the delusion of violence and institutionalised racism, the talking heads of experts, doctors and politicians, replaced by images of angry crowds and riots.
Small paper figures and protesters began populating her bench top slowly becoming a diverse crowd of animated actors.