Deadly Fringe: Current

Next date: Thursday, 19 September 2019 | 09:00 AM

Deadly Fringe: Current

Hobsons Bay City Council is proud to be part of Deadly Fringe 2019 which focuses on visual arts and increasing participation by, and representation of, First Nations artists and community. Together with the Koorie Heritage Trust, the new Deadly Fringe visual arts program includes two free Hobsons Bay events including Current.

Current is a video projection work at The SUBSTATION by artist Pierra Van Sparkes, a Pibbulman woman based on Kulin country. 

"My mother and I make tea in my nan’s old crockery, items passing between hands and in and out of frame as they move between us. Up and down the hills and valleys we go, grateful guests on beautiful Taungurung country we’ve called home for all these years. Unmoved and shaken up, you hold us all the same. The brush grows back, old paths are walked again." - Pierra Van Sparkes

Cast over two of The SUBSTATION's arched windows, Informed by The SUBSTATION's past of providing electricity and transportation, Current contemplates the history and architecture of the site, linking it with the artist’s experience of cycle and connection, past and place. We follow a line of light, looped around and between trees surrounding the artist’s family home: mimicking childhood circuits between Mum and Nan’s house, and marking renewed movements in the space.

Deadly Fringe is part of #FringeWestside.
Fringe Westside is a partnership between Maribyrnong, Brimbank, Hobsons Bay and Wyndham City Councils bringing Melbourne Fringe to the west.

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  • Thursday, 12 September 2019 | 12:00 AM


The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport   View Map

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