TOTAL PROCESS is a durational work by Australian artists Bronte Naylor, Grace Dewar and Laurie Oxenford that explores collaborative spatial practices as both art and non-art. Over the two-weeks of the festival, TOTAL PROCESS evolved as a quasi-structure, research studio and meeting place to interrogate site and circumstance.

Commissioned by Floating Land, the project is a site-specific work in response to Lake Cootharaba and the surrounding urban and natural environments. The site intervention invites the interdisciplinary practices of the three artists through installation, video and digital collage. TOTAL PROCESS borrows methodologies from other urban practices such as construction, architecture, safety and public art to engage with existing modalities in new ways.

Prioritising resourcefulness and chance, the artwork used found materials to challenge assumed hierarchies of materials and traditional expectations of construction (how things ‘should’ be built). In this way, TOTAL PROCESS questioned how far something can be pushed before it becomes something else. These approaches encouraged continuous experimentation; presenting a tipping point into process-art and anti-disciplinary practices.

TOTAL PROCESS  comprises a of web-based component that seeks to understand the layered experience of the site in a digital format. Visit the digital non-site developed by Bronte Naylor here.




Public Palace acknowledge that they live & work on the stolen land of the Kombumerri and Bundjalung people. Indigenous sovereignty was never ceded & we pay our respects to Elders, recognising their continuing connection to land, water, community & culture.