I landed cold back in Melbourne in July 2013, no longer in tropical Darwin. I set up studio at Rubicon ARI, care of Australia Council’s ArtStart funding. Straight away I made a new work for Siying Zhou’s show in which I channeled my experiences of crumbling European built environment where I felt both belonging and other so I built something of a fetish to that feeling.
Simon Cooper, Penelope Hunt, Talitha Kennedy, Jayne McSwiney, Jonathon Saunders,
Siying Zhou (Curator)
presents a broad perspective and diverse voices examining the subject of belief and spirituality in modern societies. It draws attention to and re-appraises the value of wishful thinking, heroic culture, biotechnology, Zen and Christianity through six individual works: a drawing of a personal memory on a religious event; a sculptural installation that offers a ritualistic experience to the audience; a metaphoric photographic image; a stencil painting that reveals the banality of the daily lives of superheros; a fetish altar with leather constructions; a series of blueprints on boards that depict half human hybrid creatures.intends to engage audiences both visually and physically.
|Installation shot, Envisioning Gods, Rubicon ARI.|
|Talitha Kennedy, Kill to Build, 2013. Leather, thread, synthetic stuffing and found demolition blocks. Approx 130 cm H.|