Suburban Time Capsule explores consumption as a critical movement in the structure and content of community and self. It seeks to materialise the compressed and fractured nature of Australian suburbia, through the ritual entombment of our everyday objects. It hopelessly memorialises the consumer-citizens enslaved within the facade of individual freedom.
A site-specific installation commemorating drowned asylum seekers and refugees persecuted by the Australian Government. The installation acts as a poignant wake up call and functions as an ephemeral place of conversation, reflection and mourning. A shipwrecked Indonesian fishing trawler lays on Tamarama Beach.
Image: Kate Bowtell
With Thanks: Bury's Slipway Nungurner, Roch Willner, Cliffie Rosenberg and Brendan Bensky
This intervention explores the complexities of dominant modes of consumption through distortion of the shopping trolley into a meditative trophy of purchase.
A room is blackened. Dripping. Bleeding. Crying. Each inky dribble falling on and ending in its own solo path. An adjoining room is beautified by a sunlit maze of yellow connected passages and pathways. The rooms are a push and pull between belonging and owning, settling and settlement.
Image: Andrew Wuttke
Drawing from the Australian landscape painting tradition, this commissioned work uses lines and colours to evoke an archetypal design element of Melbourne suburbia. Using striped canvas awnings as a muse, the work reflects upon the function of the awnings as a demarcation between public and private life and on self representation, identity and façade.
An assemblage of modified milk crates, innocuously sunk into the ground of a suburban strip.