Thresholds. A photo in the Mount Lyell underground. Facing into a dim-lit tunnel, the photo captures raw rock walls covered in caging and a dirt floor with overlapping tyre marks. Credit Polly Stanton.

Experience a film installation captured in the historic Mt Lyell mine. This unique work showcases the Queenstown community choir, uniting their voices in an underground performance that resurfaces the forgotten echoes of the mine. Blending traditional and fusion vocal expressions, the choir’s performance intertwines with recordings of vibrational electromagnetic fields captured directly from the mine’s depths.

By harmonising human and nonhuman voices, this collective vocal expression conveys the seismic impact of the mine's closure and the potential for its revival. Thresholds explores the profound connection between geology, technology and community solidarity, while shedding light on the hidden histories and prospective futures of Australia's oldest mining field.

The Unconformity acknowledges the palawa people as the original and traditional custodians of lutruwita/Tasmania. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this land.