Hardenvale- Our home in Absurdia is an immersive installation interrogates life on the fringes of Australian culture and domestic space through a re-recreation of a life-size house. This collabrative work, with Artists Todd Fuller and Kellie O’Dempsey is a sculptural work mimics the architecture of 1960’s Western Sydney Government housing. The façade, windows and venetian blinds invites the audience to cross the threshold into familiar yet uncanny rooms of paper walls, digital screens, drawings, video and found objects. The domestic space is where our earliest memories are housed. This installation invites viewers to become absorbed into consideration of the architecture, while inviting them to delve into their own memories and myths of home.
This playful critique the of the Australian home as myth activates shared cultural experiences through innovation in expanded contemporary drawing and projection. We will contribute directly to culture, community and spirit through innovative approaches to expanded drawing, inclusive community activities, local story telling and performance.
Hardenvales first showing will be at the National art school Sydney in March 2019