Between the Fog

Between the Fog examines the disembodied ways we engage with and extract meaning from cultural phenomena.

Artists: Jade Cargill, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture); Sophie Malvestuto, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture); Yvonne Rambeau, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture); Odin Strbac Low Bachelor of Fine Arts (Printmaking)

 

Between the Fog examines the disembodied ways we engage with and extract meaning from cultural phenomena. Exploring dynamic and nonsensical relationships between symbols, materials and creative desire, this exhibition invites the viewer to contemplate new, alternative interpretations. The works were created through a process influenced by the ways we engage with media; by taking a symbol or image away from its origins and recontextualising it within a web of other abstracted symbols. Fragmented components of objects removed from their original context become entwined and re-defined within a web of other floating signifiers, exposing that there is no inherent meaning in the objects. Objects flowing between distinct and collective forms reveal latent meanings that are autonomous from the artist’s intentions. Together the works offer an alternative way of engaging with the oppressive regimes of images that flood the everyday. They offer a more expansive and interconnected way of meaning-making that moves and shifts, rather than favouring reductive understandings that stagnate.

Image: Yvonne Rambeau, White Flag (Soft Axe) (detail), 2022, hardened singlet, hooks. Image courtesy of the artist.

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Between the Fog examines the disembodied ways we engage with and extract meaning from cultural phenomena.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.