Image: Ruth Eckland

Concept:

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

Doreen Maloney




USA

‘Memory is like a Cloudy Day on a Wintry Beach’ (41s)


Given the current political climate and the incredible news reported daily in the media with little consequence, I came to the conclusion that human communication has collapsed and that the world has become prisoner to mute outrage.  As a prisoner, I am creating a series of poems for AIs or other prisoners.  They are beautiful and can be read only by machines, or someone who knows Morse or Tap Code (the code used by prisoners to talk to each other while in confinement.)