Image: Ruth Eckland


The exhibition explores what it is to lose something, someone, some direction and some sense of self. But is it so bad to be a flaneur, flaneuse, in wanderlust, in terra incognita, a nomad, a shaman, a drifter?

A fantastic array of international artists come together in one space to find lucidity in that loss. Through various retrieval methodologies the artists explore navigational strategies, emotional celibacy, memories, reinvention, survival skills and escapism. Work exhibited include film, animation, photography, installations, drawings, paintings and sculpture to keep hold of old ties, retrace steps and to experience the joy of retrieval.

The exhibition asks the audience how we find clarity and closure when the subject has ceased. It allows the artists to answer how the unforeseen is evitable not calculated or measured because ultimately our possessions may have disappeared but we are still here.

Image: Ellen Jantzen

Madeline Djerejian

New York, USA

'Inscape (In Memory of Dore Ashton)'

Mixed media installation: books, photograph, Ganesha statue, fresh flower and fruit, rocks, seashells, crystals, animal fetish, incense stick & stand, perfume, fabric (Size: variable)

Drawing upon objects traditional to a daily Hindu puja, Inscape is a multi-sensory call to remember and honor the life of my friend, the American art writer Dore Ashton (1928- 2017). Fruits, flowers, incense and other assorted objects symbolize how I welcome and entertain the memory of my friend into my home.