I'm hoping this blog post finds you loving life and smiling. I've got some great news. I'm just putting all the finishing touches to a whole bunch of new stuff I've made (with the help of my very patient and crazy for marrying me husband Dan). Last year I was part of a show in Sydney at the MCA called Taboo which was curated by Brook Andrew. For that show I made a new video piece called EH5452 that explored the transformative effect my time in prison had on me. In many ways I've continued on with that theme. Here's the write up for the new show:
Sometimes it can feel like there’s a part of your life that doesn’t even seem as if it was you that participated in it. Like it was a dream or something that happened to someone else. Yet it defined who you were, are, am. On the Edge of the Unknown explores the space between worlds. This is the space that defines you. A space where you decide whether to be a victim to that experience or if it will be the launching pad into your future. Embracing where we come from and the life we’ve lived is key to becoming whole in the present. On The Edge Of The Unknown is an attempt to alleviate all fear and shame associated with the past by bringing it into the light, staring it in the face and sharing it with the world, regardless of the consequences. It turns the dark, hidden and shameful into something light, revelatory and beautiful.
I'll be showing EH5452 which is what I exhibited in Sydney late last year but everything else in the show is new - new photography and installation.
So please join me to celebrate the opening of this show or come and visit while it's on. I'd love to know what you think, see your face and say hello.
“ON THE EDGE OF THE UNKNOWN”
26 SEPTEMBER ➔ 19 OCTOBER 2013
OPENING FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER ➔ 6-8PM
NELLIE CASTAN GALLERY
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