GOOGLE search |
from 16 novembre 2017 to 08 février 2018

exhibition in Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Inveresk Precinct
Launceston, Tasmania

artist in residence
a partnership between the University of Tasmania 
and the French Embassy of Australia 
with the support of the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery
In my research I have found that the First Tasmanian Aborigines were divided into nine ethnic groups each with all their stories, culture and myths. I compare this to the situation now, where we have a common GOOGLE ‘story’, because all of the world uses the same database.

'Google search' is a crossfade between First Tasmanian tools and second Tasmanian tools.

This work speaks about the past colliding with now, indigenous vs non indigenous differences, and the contrasting relationships to tools.
It also raises questions about power, power tools, machine power and white man’s dubious power.

When we resarch on the internet, just before the apparition of the pictures, this checkerboard of colours arise very stealthily,
almost subliminally.
Also the images are more and more abstract and our story impalpable.