Closing drinks: Friday 4 May, 6-8pm.
The reaction in my artistic practice was to carve little busts without mouths, which lived in dwelling-like objects that I built for them. The tightness of these early structures related to the high-density apartment housing in Germany, which in the past 10 years has been replicated over and over in Sydney. The latest structures are more reflective of my wishful thinking that there is more creativity in the world.
In 2003, we protested against the invasion of Iraq. In vain, our protests were ignored as if we had never spoken up. Today our situation is even worse. Not only do our politicians and bosses rarely appreciate our opinions and wishes, we are even bombarded with fake news. Maybe one day my busts will change and get lips and mouths reflecting those who don’t give up and continue to voice what is true and just.