Peeling is an installation of multiple ‘skins,’ a newly formed materiality created from glue, paint, salt, cleaning detergent and water. The material is bred from intimate acts of participant confessions to the artist. Wet, draped, hung and stretched, these bodily-painterly residues embody the poetic act of peeling as an attempt to remove trauma from the body. Each skin changes according to its climate and surroundings, mirroring the healing journey of each wound. In the gallery, the new skin converses with older skins to evoke a remembered past and straddles across the bare bones of ingrained intergenerational trauma. This poignantly liberating yet painfully commanding force mediates into the public space to visualise a survival of trauma in an attempt to remake the future.
Hatched, National Graduate Show 2021, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) The Annual 2020, UNSW Galleries
Sydney Fringe Festival, Solo Residency 2020