ARTIST | Alexander Knox Studios
LOCATION | the lands of the Gadigal of the Eora Nation
TITLE | Johnnie and Mehmet
PROJECT | Commission from the National Maratime Museum for a WW1 Commemorative Scultpure
relating to incident between the AE2 and the Sultanhisar
CLIENT | Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney
MATERIAL | Painted and enameled Steel, electronics, pneumatics, sound and control systems
Size | 6.5 x 6 x 4m
A pair of pneumatically operated kinetic sculptures with audio elements. 6m x 6m x 4m. painted and enamelled stainless steel, electronics, pneumatics, sound and control systems.
Johnnie and Mehmet are pair of kinetic sculptures located on a pier in front of the Australian National Maritime Museum. The works where commissioned to commentate a WWI battle incident between the Australian submarine AE2 and the Ottoman torpedo boat Sultanhisar. The signalling sculptures act out the encounter between the two craft with semaphore like movements and signal sounds in a ceremony of remembering between the two protagonists.