(documentation, an exhibition, an experience) early 2016 - mid 2017
Documentation, an exhibition, an experience.
(Above) Digital Pigment Prints | 1000mm x 150mm | $990 each
The process of relocation isn't just physical, it's a spiritual and psychological readjustment that continues once the body has settled; situated. For those of us with a strong connection to specific place, home and land, these transitions can be difficult, bringing forth slippages in personal make up and composure.
To counteract the negative elements of this experience, I found myself attempting to establish connections with location through observation, repetition and ritual. We often speak of finding beauty in the mundane; the everyday. I think that there's real worth in beauty if it makes you feel connected.
An assortment of place, time and experience has marked the beginning of a new understanding of home. Where I once looked to place, I began to look to people. I sought experiences rather than reflecting on memories. People and circumstance brought me to be present in the now rather than relentlessly reflecting upon the past.
Place is the axis in the composition of my understandings, thoughts and idea of self. Familiarity offers warm comfort to the tension of intellectually understanding home, the tension between two places, the pull and tug of geography. Yet it settles. In the feeling of bare-naked skin kissed by sunlight, caressed by the breeze, with undemanding companionship. Dear ones, the natural environment and learning to know my body and my mind in another city; the notion of home is shifting. Abstracting.
(Below) Analogue Inket Prints | 297mm X 420mm | $70 each