Friday, July 19, 2013

Words & Works from a World Away

"What do they say about us on the other side of the world?
And what do you know about them?

Words & Works from a World Away exhibition unites the northern and southern hemispheres through the work of jewellery and object artists from Australia & Estonia. In each country statements were collected from ordinary members of the public about their knowledge and opinion of the other country. Each artist chose a statement about their country from someone on the other side of the world. The piece they made is a reaction to this statement.

Words spoken across the globe invite a personal study of our own culture and a reaction to other's perceptions of who we are. Each piece is a navigation of an outsider's perspective and the resulting realisations and revelations about our own identity.

The two cultures have been explored through unverified perceptions and understandings. The resulting objects are repositories of both cultural and personal narratives. They examine the global flow of information between two physically and culturally separate countries and provoke an international exploration of self."

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“Antelopes come from there. They treat Estonians well.
Everybody who has gone to work there
manages their life well.” - Mare

Here is my piece : )

Mare’s boss in Melbourne was such a friendly bloke (2013)
Modelling paste, paint, steel
140 x 140 x 90 mm

Please note: Posted 2014 but backdated to July 2013 in order to keep archives in chronological order.