OlgaCironis investigates the notion of disguise. What seems like serenity andorder on the surface of things can be a mask for panic and madness. She coversand/or embalms discarded domestic objects with pre loved woollen blankets,taking what has no value and reinventing it with all its history to create anew possibility.
This site responsive work focuses on the history of thebuilding as a residential psychiatric hospital. Each room reflects some of whatlosing control of one's mind and environment may mean.
I am exploring the ideaof madness. Madness that is frightening, delightful, memorable, freeing,extreme and dangerous.
Exploring the relationships,differences and the fine line between control and loss of control.
Exploring a sense ofdisplacement, as happens when the music stops and there are no more chairs tosit on. Working on this show I am aware more then ever that we are never very far frommadness.
The work I amundertaking at Heathcote Museum and Galleryconsists of stitching blankets over found and discarded domestic objectscollected over a few years. These objects, loaded with their own history, cometo represent something new, and new questions arise from working the twotogether.
The artworks invite interaction, such astouching and stroking. One piece has asound component activated by touch. It is the experience of touch that I aminterested in, and people’s interaction with the pieces.
Cover Upis the inaugural exhibition in a new programme showcasing the practice of aWestern Australian guest artist. The exhibition is part of the “Tilt”programme, developed by the City of Melvilleto support local artists and provide engaging art to the residents and visitorsof Melville. Each year an artist is invited to respond to theHeathcote site, with its many layered history, by creating artwork(s)through their chosen or a new exploratory art medium. “Tilt” provideslocal artists with an opportunity to showcase their work and bring a range ofart ideas and practice to new audiences.
Goolugatup Heathcote is located on the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, in the suburb of Applecross, just south of the centre of Boorloo Perth, WA. It is 10 minute drive from the CBD, the closest train station is Canning Bridge, and the closest bus route the 148.58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross, Boorloo (Perth), Western AustraliaAccessibility and amenities
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