Shifting Terrains - A Quiet Disturbance - Gail Hocking (SA)
Opening - 6:00 PM - Wednesday, 1st of April
Artist Talk - 5:30 PM
Running - 1 Apr 2015 - 18 Apr 2015
I am interested in the phenomenon of migration in the complexity with which it affects the human being. As a migrant and nomad having lived in culturally diverse societies, I feel I am in constant negotiation between places without belonging to either.
In adapting to new cultures and environments there is an oscillating process between the known and unknown, insider and outsider, displacement and connection that operates together until they come to rest within a form of hybrid identity. A shift occurs in the interior landscape.
My current investigation is related to how environments impact and transform the forms of life they accommodate and how they themselves are impacted. The process of transformation could be considered as an evolving state that is acquired through assimilating change even when the change subsides.
Shifting Terrains is a sculptural dialogue that attempts to describe the imprinting of displacement at the point of transition that creates a subtle disturbance.
(Above) Image: Gail Hocking, Caught within a slippage, Plaster/Latex, 15 x 9cm
Image Credit: Nu Image