The Space Between , 2018  site-specific installation of two artworks  Seeing I-IV  (inflatable sculptures) &  Inconsequential I-VI  (screen-printed textile).  Dimensions variable  Cotton, polyester, paint, fan blower and metal.

The Space Between

The Space Between

The Space Between, 2018 is a site-specific installation of two artworks Seeing I-IV (inflatable sculptures) & Inconsequential I-VI (screen-printed textile). The installation links the colonial experience and migration in occurrence since British colonisation in India and Australia. This moving and active installation immerses the viewer in an augmented physical experience, and is comprised of six largescale screenprinted images inspired by colonial photography and architecture, and four large juxtaposing inflatable sculptures. Collectively these elements act as a reminder that we are not alone in the complexity of entwined history and the weight of memory. Links between Australia and India are not always apparent, yet we share complex legacies around architecture & anthropology. Today, connections between India and Australia are strong, weaving a tight sharing of tourism, education, religion and food.

Brook Andrew’s Seeing I-IV and Inconsequential I-VI are coalescence with each other. Seeing I-IV are four giant inflatable orbs, hand-painted by locals in Kochi, with the patterns drawn from the traditional shields and trees of his Wiradjuri culture with texts like  'I SEE YOU’ in English, Malayalam and Wiradjuri, reflecting the actions of seeing each others cultural roots and historical legacies and links between India and Australia. Inconsequential I-VI represents archival etchings and photographs from personal and museum archives that further links the two countries and symbolising the life of lands prior and after colonial constructions. His work is on view at TKM Warehouse.

This project is generously funded with the support of The Australia Council for the Arts and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale Foundation.

photo credit: Jaime Powell

The Space Between, in the 4th edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, curated by Anita Dube, Kochi, India. 12 December 2018 – 31 March 2019

Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts