Wish You Were Here began as a response to the pandemic’s lockdown life. Uncanny household objects collide with uncertain landscapes. In search of progress, multiple figures attempt to travel, yet go nowhere in this oddball world. Their figurative and abstract forms gently smash together as we all fumble for connection. Wish You Were Here is an immersive installation of collaged works on paper, projected animation, sound and Augmented Reality (AR). Through repetitive rhythm and monotonous loops, non-specific locations and an unspecified time, this work blends the physical and the psychological for a moment of hypnotic but joyful reprieve. Sound by Mick Dick and AR by Helena Papageorgiou.
SUNDAY 25 JULY –
SUNDAY 29 AUGUST 2021
6.30pm Friday 23 July 2021
Floor Talk and Morning Tea:
9.30am Sunday 22 August 2021
Wish You Were Here exhibition walk-through
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Image: Kellie O’Dempsey, Wish You Were Here (detail) 2020–21, mixed media and projection installation. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Louis Lim.