Not gone

Not Gone! 2023
(1st iteration of Between Waves)

Medium: 3 rotating mechanisms – Steel wire mesh
Dimensions: 3 suspended 3D sculptural forms
Images: Andrew Curtis

Australia Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne

Not gone!

Through rotating, steel wire-mesh, sculptural forms, in this kinetic work I am moving beyond limitations and controlling aspects of Australian histories that are still shrouded in false and obscured narratives. I cast light on the sinuous, wire-mesh shapes to allow the work to perform itself and to provide transitory moments that reflect on shadowy histories that have never been told or are often mis-told. An outcome of the ongoing mis-telling of Australian history manifests as an amnesia of Australia’s cultural memory that seeks to make Indigenous Australians invisible. I am Not Gone!