13 Oct – 2 Nov @ Old Custom’s House, Fremantle ·
Presented by Moana Project Space ·
‘It is a long time since this moment’ is a speculative imagining of how we might understand our relationships and ways of being in the world against a backdrop of rapidly shifting ecosystems, capital and labour. These changes can no longer necessarily be called ‘progress’. As our environment deteriorates, so too does humanity’s constructed notions of the body, the self, and the human as distinct from our ecologies, our technologies, and other creatures. The artists featured examine how interrelated systems of bodies—human and nonhuman—may interact and inform one another. In this way, they reimagine our relationship to the past, present, and future of the world.
Featuring the work of Matt Aitken & Mei Swan Lim (WA), Archie Barry (VIC), Marisa Georgiou (QLD), Hannah Hallam-Eames & Samuel Jackson (NZ), and Nadege Philippe-Janon (TAS), ‘It is a long time since this moment’ explores our anxieties around the survival of life on Earth and our future possibilities of connections with other beings, objects, and environments.
‘It is a long time since this moment’ is curated by Moana Project Space’s Jess Boyce, Grace Connors, Miranda Johnson, and Matthew Siddall. Proudly presented as part of Unhallowed Arts Festival, with support from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Artsource, and SymbioticA.
Wednesday – Sunday 11am-6pm
Official opening Thursday 18 November 7pm
Pictured: Hannah Hallam-Eames & Samuel Jackson, Algae #2, Slime and Shine (detail), 2018, The Honeymoon Suite (VIC). Photograph by André Piguet