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This exhibition weaves together the work of five artists who explore the process of movement across place or cultures and its effect on ideas of home, identity and belonging.
Thursday 9 July, 5.00 —7.00 pm
Our modern lives are marked by mobility, the sharing of spaces, and the global mindset. In this context the act of translocation—of moving place, location or position—is a daily occurrence. Through this act we begin to cultivate and share experiences—of place, of home and of belonging. Stories are exchanged, experiences reiterated and our storylines slowly begin to entwine.
Lost in Translocation presents the work of five artists, who either personally or through their family history, undergone a process of translocation: of movement or migration, of displacement or dispersal, or of multiple identities. These narratives of translocation are expounded through their work. Their recollections are characterised by myths and memories, notions of a homeland, alienation and the internal shift that ensues as we fragment, adopt and become multifarious in both culture and identity.
The notion of a singular, authentic home has become obsolete, destabilised. No longer do we assume home is a fixed and bounded place and, as such, we can not see our identity as fixed and bounded. Instead mobility and migration saturates every facet of our current context. We move around the globe with increasing speed, intensity and frequency. From this process, our identity shifts, reassimilates, and expands in complexity. Our place and movement informs our identity, not only in terms of location, but through socialformations and notions of belonging. We use these experiences of movement to investigate relationships with home, identity and belonging.
A range of public programs will run throughout the exhibition period. Visit the Project Space/Spare Room website for more details.
Artists: Eva Heiky Olga Abbinga, Rushdi Anwar, Alfredo and Isabel Aquilizan, Megan Cope, Nikos Pantazopoulos, curated by Adriane and Verity Hayward