Unseen Habitation is a site specific exhibition, a walk through maze of installations created by 5 Australian Artists of colour from diverse migration experiences: Somalia, Eritrea /Egypt, Vietnam and Bosnia. Each artist will explore how communities reconstruct place and home—post migration making use of various art forms, including; sculpture, installation, mixed media, and photography We ask, what happens when traditions clash with our lived urban spaces?
Opening night 5 September
Goodtime Studio 746 Swanston St, Carlton. Directly opposite Melbourne University.
Unseen habitation, Project Curator, Dominic Golding says “The exhibition challenges the ideas and myths about migration, namely that of hope and building new lives.”
• Nadia Faragaab installation examines the rituals the Somali community bring with them and adapt around death and home in Melbourne.
• Iris Radovic’s sound/installation piece is a soundscape depicting the internal impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from trauma of war.
• Thuy Vy presents a set of photographs, which documents the contemporary culture of recycling and flea markets.
• Mohammad Nur’s sculpture relooks at how public housing is constructed and reconstructed.
• Maria Pena working with textiles builds an organic representation of the ‘body as being a home’.
• Dominic Golding’s IKEA ‘Curiosity Cabinet’ mixes the actual and the profane of Multi-Cult-ist Tourism.
• Hoang Tran Nguyen objects and group photo which h make up his memories of high school.
Runs from the 6th to the 15th of September 2013
Media contacts :- Dominic Golding 0403 851 240