A documentary, displayed as part of Sawtooth ARI's new exhibition The plurality of being, discusses the journey of an intersex Tasmanian man and his farm work.
A Rare Breed threads Rob Wilson's experience of being intersex with commentary and video of life on his farm where he breeds rare species of chickens.
The documentary draws parallels between Mr Wilson's interest in manipulating genetics with his own experience of being researched. Mr Wilson was born with the both female and male organs but it was decided he would be a male.
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Documentary filmmaker Thomas José Field said he first met Mr Wilson when he was working on the Tasmanian show Lunatics.
"He was an animal wrangler, he had some of his pigs on set, and then he was telling me about his life and himself. We met up afterwards and we worked out the documentary," he said.
Field said the last thing he expected Mr Wilson to say was he was intersex because to look at him you would think he is a "typical" Tasmanian farmer.
"Just him walking around and showing his chickens and his pigs, and his commentary is just naturally appealing. I think for Tasmanians he will just remind you of a rural uncle," he said.
"He's interesting. The main parallel in the film is he is a rare breed."
Field said the main reason for this documentary was to celebrate difference. He said for Mr Wilson, it was a chance to raise awareness as he has been frustrated by some of his medical experiences and the ignorance surrounding his condition.
The documentary, located in Gallery B at Sawtooth, is projected onto a wall, with Mr Wilson's chicken drawings, photos and awards also on display.
Sawtooth director Liam James said The plurality of being came about when they tried to put together a show that had similar themes and ideas running through each of the installations.
"It's about how they focus on individual stories, either the artist themselves or others, that felt like they were stories and voices that needed to be told," he said.
Mr James said Field's work is an "earnest approach to a complex narrative", and combines honesty and humour to understand the story of the character.
A Rare Breed is Field's first documentary and this is the first time it has been shown in Tasmania.
The exhibition is free.